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Eden, 2nd Dawn Watch

31 December 2010
Another report - as it is happening. 1742 GMT, 4:42 am, Saturday 1st January, 2011 --- Happy New Year!! - Still at sea, but only 45 sea miles to go now, to Eden.

Currently blowing 20 - 25, was 25 - 30 knots, from the north. Copped the slop of a big wave (maybe it wasn't big, just friendly) right into the cockpit. Most of the genoa rolled up, but I am letting more and more of it out - to increase speed.

Been sailing hard for 12 hours now, engine off. Seas 2.5 metres, they come up really close behind, and peer over the stern rail, say "BOO!" before moving under us.

Sun just offstage.
Vessel Name: BLUEBOTTLE (ex-Aura)
Vessel Make/Model: Lidgard 49' steel ketch
Hailing Port: Hobart
Crew: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
We have completed our trans-Pacific voyage - from Panama to Hobart via Ecuador, Mexico, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Bundaberg, and are now pausing before resuming land life. [...]
When the port authorities here were approached to renew our Panamanian boat registration, they said "You can't call your boat Aura - that's taken" so we decided to call her Bluebottle! If you know the Goons, you know of Bluebottle, that little twit! He was always getting into trouble with his thin [...]
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Who: Adrienne Godsmark and Joe Blake
Port: Hobart