Heading for Norfolk Island
26 October 2009 | Tasman Sea
Michael and Jackie
Sailng seems to involve a lot of changes of plan. Pretty inevitable since you depend on wind and weather to get to your destination. Our original plan was to sail quite far west and then come into NZ on a starboard tack avoiding the strongest winds from the South. However, our weather adviser, Kenn, temporary replacement for Bruce who is on holiday, advised us that the Southerly winds were strengthening and it would be better to put into Norfolk Island.
We expect to arrive at Norfolk Island tomorrow.
Norfolk makes a convenient half way house for the journey, and Cascade Bay, although it can be quite rolly provides good shelter from the Southerly winds.
Remains to be seen how long we rest there before the second half of the journey to NZ resumes