Friday, November 9, 2007 - Day 7 of Passage: Nasty Weather
09 November 2007 | En Route from Fiji to New Zealand
The weather has deteriorated such that we are making very slow progress toward New Zealand. We made 95 miles noon-to-noon today for an average speed of 4 knots. However, only about 50 miles of that was actually forward progress. The rest was zig-zagging back and forth, tacking before the wind. The weather is predicted to become ugly in 2-3 days so we are hoping to make it into port before the "big blow" comes. All we can do is hope for an improvement and, in the meantime, get ready for rough conditions.
All else is well onboard. We are trying to get rest and prepare food for the next couple of days.