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Passing New Caledonia

28 August 2010 | Coral Sea
Michael and Jackie
Yesterday was quite a slow day, but it ended with a bit of a bang. We had our gennaker up all day, so plenty of sails but still had to use one of our engines to stop the speed falling to 4 knots. We want to keep up a decent average so that we arrive at the Chesterfield reefs in daylight. So a quiet day, completed with a Szezuan pork dish. Chopsticks on a boat. We still have quite a bit of meat, mostly purchased in NZ which needs to be eaten before we arrive in Australia where customs confiscate meat etc.

The quiet sailing ended at about 5.am with a 30 knot wind and a heavy rain squall. The squall lasted an hour or so, and we now are galloping along in about 20 knots of wind, doing about 7.5 knots. Just 19 miles away is the Northern point of New Caledonia, the reef of Entrecasteaux. It is possible to anchor there off a small island called Huon, but we plan to sail past. The reefs which encircle New Caledonia extend a huge way North, and these reefs mark the last point of the great lagoon. Nothing else to report the condition of the toilet has improved somewhat, but not the smell as yet! Yuck.

Oh yes. A technical error, yesterday. We are in fact sailing across the Coral Sea, the Tasman lies to the South.
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Vessel Name: Lady Kay
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 380
Hailing Port: Falmouth
Crew: Michael & Jackie Chapman
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