All set to go!
30 April 2013 | Opua marina
Tomorrow is the big day! Everything ready - shaft alignment checked and all good, water tanks cleaned and filled, diesel tanks full (so much so that the boat is leaning to starboard). We have our duty free meat in the freezer and the booze scurried away in all sorts of places.
The weather looks mild - plenty motor sailing except for a bit of a blow on Saturday and 3 m swells (but for only one day). We have Bob McDavitt providing us with a voyage forecast so that is sure to help.
We should be at South or North Minerva reef on the 8th of May all going well - we hope to have more time there this passage, and perhaps even snare a few crayfish!
Now to take those sea sick pills, and then a good night last sleep on a level surface (with a very slight tilt due to diesel - ha ha !).