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Previous Diary Entries

Date Subject Position
2017
Thu 19 Jan 20:08 Thursday 19th January – Last Pos t 50:44.59N 1:31.09W
2015
Aug 2015
Tue 11 Aug 14:32 Tuesday 11th August 2015 – Facing the Music
Jul 2015
Thu 16 Jul 03:01 Thursday 16th July 2015 – Game Over
Thu 09 Jul 02:03 Thursday 9th July 2015 – Just One Small Snag
Mon 06 Jul 09:13 Monday 6th July 2015 - Back in the Starting Box
Jun 2015
Sun 07 Jun 23:08 Saturday 6 June 2015 – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Mar 2015
Tue 24 Mar 01:31 Tuesday 24th March 2015 - Part 1 - Only the Seriously Deranged Believe in Plans.
Tue 24 Mar 01:27 Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Part 2 - Dunedin to Papatowai; Pipe Bands, Railway Stations, Guns and Albatrosses
Tue 24 Mar 01:23 Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Part 3 - Curio Bay and the Yellow Eyed Penguins
Tue 24 Mar 01:21 Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Part 4 - Curio Bay to Cape Farewell – Bikes, Nags, Canoes and Mazes
Tue 24 Mar 01:19 Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Part 5 – Balloon Party at Carterton and Back to Opua to Meet a Baby Austin
Feb 2015
Sat 07 Feb 09:51 Saturday 7th February 2015 – Hello Again, Opua
2014
Sep 2014
Fri 12 Sep 09:45 Friday 12th September. And, Relax . . . Change of Plan
Sun 07 Sep 07:48 Sunday 7th September. Houston, We've Had a Problem Here
Mon 01 Sep 07:58 Monday 1st September. Enough Already - We're Gone, We Hope
Aug 2014
Sat 30 Aug 07:06 Saturday 30th August 2014 - A Wet and Windy Wait
Sun 24 Aug 08:44 Sunday 24th August 2014 - The Best Laid Schemes o' Mice an ' Men Gang Aft Agley
Sun 24 Aug 01:27 Sunday 24th August 2014 - Phase 1 of the Breakout Complete 35:18.83S 174:07.34E
Fri 15 Aug 08:21 Friday 15th August - Champing at the Bit
Sat 02 Aug 10:41 Saturday 2nd August - Final Metamorphosis From Ugly Duckling to Swan
Jun 2014
Fri 13 Jun 06:40 Friday 13th June – Storm Force W inds and a Power Failure
Fri 13 Jun 06:36 Friday 13th June – A Grand Day O ut
May 2014
Tue 13 May 23:52 Wednesday 14th May – Deserters Report Back to the Guard Room Voluntarily
Mar 2014
Sun 23 Mar 06:31 Sunday 23rd March – Shoulders, Toe Rails and the Escape Committee’s Plans
Fri 14 Mar 06:38 Friday 14th March – Knees and Dicks
Feb 2014
Fri 21 Feb 11:49 Saturday 22nd February – Life in the Shid
Sun 16 Feb 06:39 Friday 14th February – Breaking Radio Silence in New Zealand 36:37.40S 174:47.22E
Sun 16 Feb 06:35 Sunday 26th January -Bon Accord Bay, Kawau Island - Position Report; 36:25.32S 174:50.25E
Sun 16 Feb 06:34 Saturday 25th January - Kaikoura Bay, Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island - Position Report 36:10.25S 175:21.60E
Sun 16 Feb 06:33 Monday 16th December- Whangarei - Position Report 35:43.42S 174:19.60E
2013
Dec 2013
Sun 01 Dec 21:55 Monday 2nd December 2013 - Safely Back in Opua 35:18.85S 174:07.36E
Sun 01 Dec 08:35 Sunday 1st December - Cabin Crew Prepare for Landing 34:28.71S 174:21.28E
Nov 2013
Sat 30 Nov 10:23 Saturday 30th November - Thoughts of the Stick wi' the 'or ses 'ead 'andle 31:59.44S 174:57.42E
Fri 29 Nov 06:48 Friday 29th November Truckin' on Down South 29:06.53S 175:37.86E
Thu 28 Nov 07:58 Thursday 28th November Twixt Fiji and NZ 26:36.45S 176:03.77E
Mon 25 Nov 02:29 On our Way South 17:57.17S 177:10.66E
Sun 24 Nov 01:52 Sunday 24th November 2013 - Any Old Iron? 17:40.86S 177:23.21E
Sun 24 Nov 00:35 Monday 11th November 2013 - Matasawalvu and Naigoro Bay 19:00.06S 178:28.20E
Sat 23 Nov 22:50 Friday 8th November 2013 - Ono, It Is! 18:53.26S 178:27.76E
Sat 23 Nov 22:46 Wednesday 6th November 2013 - Inside the Great Astrolabe Reef 18:45.50S 178:31.09E
Oct 2013
Fri 18 Oct 01:48 Thursday 10th October 2013 - The Other Vanua Levu 17:27.46S 177:02.67E
Fri 18 Oct 01:46 Monday 7th October 2013 - Drawaqa Island; Manta Ray Territory - or not 17:10.30S 177:11.18E
Sat 05 Oct 00:42 Thursday 3rd October 2013 – Naboro, Wayasewa Island 17:19.50S 177:07.99E
Sep 2013
Fri 27 Sep 09:05 Friday 27th September 2013 - New Plans
Fri 27 Sep 09:04 Friday 27th September 2013 - A Girly Day Out
Sun 22 Sep 10:51 Sunday 21st September 2013 - OK, We Fibbed! 17:40.84S 177:23.20E
Sun 22 Sep 10:42 Monday 9th September - In Musket Cove 17:46.30S 177:11.59E
Sat 07 Sep 07:49 Saturday 7th September 2013 - Done and Dusted in Denarau
Aug 2013
Sun 25 Aug 03:41 Sunday 25th August 2013 - Dithering in Denarau
Sat 17 Aug 07:43 Saturday 17th August 2013 - Hassle Across the Anti-meridian - Part I 17:46.37S 177:22.92E
Sat 17 Aug 07:37 Saturday 17th August 2013 - Hassle Across the Anti-meridian - Part 2
Fri 16 Aug 20:45 Monday, 12th August - Fulanga, Southern Lau Islands - Position Report 19:08.92S 178:33.91W
Sat 10 Aug 13:45 11th August - On our way 16:48.63S 179:17.23E
Sun 04 Aug 03:28 4th August - Savusavu Sitrep
Jun 2013
Sun 23 Jun 04:57 23rd June 2013 - Sweltering in Savusavu 16:46.69S 179:19.83E
Sat 15 Jun 10:22 15th June 2013 - New Physics in Fiji
Thu 13 Jun 11:12 13th June 2013 - Back in Savusavu 16:46.50S 179:20.51E
Wed 12 Jun 08:49 12th June 2013 - Flying into Savusavu 18:50.00S 178:43.00E
Tue 11 Jun 04:14 11th June 2013 - Back to the Tropics 22:26.00S 177:37.00E
Mon 10 Jun 04:06 10th June 2013 - Frying Tonight 24:50.00S 177:11.00E
Sun 09 Jun 03:54 9th June 2013 - Dodgy Decimal Points and Dodgier Electroni cs 27:15.00S 176:31.00E
Fri 07 Jun 23:32 8th June 2013 - The Great Escape 30:15.00S 175:22.00E
Sat 01 Jun 13:12 1 June 2013 – Itching to be Gone but Stuff Keeps Happening 35:19.00S 174:07.00E
May 2013
Sat 18 May 10:03 Cook's Strait and Cook's Tour Part Two
Mon 06 May 21:17 Tuesday 7th May - Starting our Cook's Tour of New Zealand
Mar 2013
Sat 16 Mar 23:21 Sunday 17th March - Noses More or Less to the Grindstone in Whangarei
Feb 2013
Wed 27 Feb 19:44 Tuesday 26th February – Arabian Nights and Days
2012
Dec 2012
Sun 16 Dec 10:42 Sunday 16th December - Getting through the Chores Down Under 35:43.42S 174:19.60E
Nov 2012
Thu 29 Nov 01:44 Thursday 29th November - Early Days in NZ
Fri 23 Nov 02:55 Friday 23rd November – Definitely Down Under 35:18.80S 174:07.35E
Wed 21 Nov 10:24 Wednesday 21st November - Becalmed with Engine Hassles 31:55.00S 174:56.00E
Tue 20 Nov 01:16 Tuesday 20th November - Truckin' on to NZ 28:57.00S 175:20.00E
Sun 18 Nov 00:26 Sunday 18th November 2012 - En Route for NZ 23:20.14S 176:23.50E
Fri 16 Nov 00:38 Friday 16th November - Final Fortnight in Fiji 18:07.35S 178:25.48E
Fri 02 Nov 05:14 Friday 2nd November 2012 - Savusavu and Eastward with Dodgy Charts to a Beautiful Anchorage - Part 1 16:43.54S 179:43.78E
Fri 02 Nov 05:13 Friday 2nd November 2012 - Savusavu and Eastward with Dodgy Charts to a Beautiful Anchorage - Part 2
Oct 2012
Sun 21 Oct 09:59 Sunday 21st October - Fleas, Fakaleiti, Feasts (not) and then Fiji 16:46.67S 179:19.84E
Fri 05 Oct 06:34 Friday 5th October - Time off in Tonga - the first ten days 18:39.52S 173:58.99W
Sep 2012
Mon 17 Sep 00:50 Sunday 16th September - Reflections on "The Rock"
Tue 11 Sep 16:08 Sunday 9th September - Palmerston - Now for Something a Little Different 19:03.26S 169:55.51W
Tue 04 Sep 07:13 Monday 3rd September - Palmerston Island 18:02.81S 163:11.54W
Mon 03 Sep 05:54 Sunday 2nd September - En Route for Palmerston Island 17:35.44S 160:26.07W
Sat 01 Sep 14:48 Saturday 1st September - En Route for Palmerston Island 17:08.72S 156:01.80W
Aug 2012
Wed 29 Aug 04:52 Monday 27th August - Still in Bora Bora
Tue 21 Aug 09:08 Monday 20th August - Bora Bora 16:29.35S 151:45.60W
Mon 20 Aug 09:01 Tuesday 14th August - Raiatea 16:43.69S 151:28.72W
Tue 14 Aug 07:38 Saturday 11th August - Moorea 17:30.75S 149:51.13W
Sun 12 Aug 23:10 Saturday 11th August - Tales from the Deep by our Special Correspondents (Revised Formatting) 17:30.75S 149:51.14W
Sun 12 Aug 02:34 Thursday 9th August - Tahiti 17:35.12S 149:36.99W
Sun 12 Aug 02:32 Friday 3rd August - R & R in Rangiroa and Very Good News 14:58.09S 147:38.15W
Jul 2012
Tue 31 Jul 06:44 Monday 30th July - Apataki Atoll 15:20.60S 146:11.86W
Sat 28 Jul 18:33 Saturday 28th July - No through road to Toau 15:48.21S 146:09.13W
Thu 26 Jul 03:15 Wednesday 25th July - Fascinating Fakarava 16:03.57S 145:37.32W
Mon 23 Jul 06:53 Sunday 22nd July - Au Revoir Kauehi, Bonjour Fakarava 16:30.33S 145:27.41W
Thu 19 Jul 05:38 Wednesday 18th July - French Polynesian Charting; the Good News
Thu 19 Jul 01:44 Wednesday 18th July - Anchored in Kauehi 15:49.55S 145:07.10W
Tue 17 Jul 21:40 Tuesday 17th July - Approaching the Dangerous Archipelago 15:15.84S 144:30.68W
Sat 14 Jul 02:39 Friday 13th July - Hiking in Hakaui 8:56.67S 140:09.84W
Sun 08 Jul 23:05 Sunday 8th July- Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva and Goodbye to Chris 8:55.06S 140:05.94W
Tue 03 Jul 22:41 Tuesday 3rd July - Coffee now smelt! 9:48.28S 139:01.89W
Mon 02 Jul 05:36 Sunday 1st July - Approaching the End of the Road 8:32.40S 135:02.14W
Jun 2012
Sat 30 Jun 05:09 Friday 29th June - A Different Sort of Day 6:49.07S 129:02.54W
Thu 28 Jun 22:45 Thursday 28th June - South Pacific Two Ton Run 6:13.52S 125:44.70W
Wed 27 Jun 09:51 Wednesday 27th June - More Time-travelling Required 5:06.34S 120:42.96W
Sun 24 Jun 19:33 Sunday 24th June - Erratum 3:47.18S 113:30.05W
Sun 24 Jun 01:05 Tuesday 19th June - Staggin' on through the South Pacific 3:20.27S 111:12.31W
Wed 20 Jun 03:25 Tuesday 19th June - Early Days Yet 1:12.06S 101:25.78W
Sun 17 Jun 15:14 Sunday 17th June - Early Thoughts Pushing West 1:08.50S 94:42.20W
Sun 17 Jun 00:09 Friday 15th June - A Gallop through the Galapagos 1:03.59S 92:06.61W
Thu 07 Jun 18:00 Thursday 7th June - Pollywogs no more. 0:00.00N 88:03.31W
Wed 06 Jun 16:18 Wednesday 6th June - Galoshes before Galapagos 1:37.41N 86:49.58W
May 2012
Tue 29 May 01:30 Monday 28th May, Adios Atlantico, Hola Pacifico 8:56.30N 79:33.51W
Sat 12 May 16:57 Wednesday 9th May - Calm before Colon 9:22.08N 79:57.07W
Fri 11 May 20:41 Tuesday 8th May - Position Report - Green Turtle Bay, Panama 9:36.00N 79:26.52W
Tue 01 May 18:04 Tuesday 1st May - Reflections on Cartagena and onward to the San Blas Islands 9:35.36N 78:40.52W
Apr 2012
Sun 22 Apr 15:21 Friday 20th April - In Columbus's Wake 10:24.51N 75:32.52W
Sun 22 Apr 15:19 Tuesday 17th April - Bye Bye Bonaire
Sat 14 Apr 22:00 Saturday 14th April - Westward to Bonaire 12:09.43N 68:16.84W
Mon 09 Apr 16:55 Monday, 9th April - Goodbye Grenada! 12:00.03N 61:45.85W
Mon 09 Apr 01:00 Tuesday, 27th March - In search of Jack Sparrow and a walk to the clouds 13:14.84N 61:16.30W
Sat 07 Apr 02:40 Saturday 24th March - Bewitching Bequia 13:00.59N 61:14.57W
Sat 07 Apr 00:40 Tuesday 20th March - Union Island & Tobago Cays 12:37.86N 61:21.44W
Wed 04 Apr 01:22 Friday 16th March - The Other Two Grenadian Islands 12:27.41N 61:29.27W
Tue 03 Apr 01:22 Wednesday 14th March - Pausing in South Grenada 12:00.61N 61:44.02W
Mon 02 Apr 01:40 Monday 27th Feb - Grenada at last 12:02.78N 61:44.86W
Feb 2012
Thu 23 Feb 03:58 Wednesday 22nd February 2012 - Challenges, Chums and Cheerio to Rodney Bay
Mon 20 Feb 02:00 Monday 20th February 2012 - Southbound from Saba 14:04.65N 60:56.88W
Mon 20 Feb 01:56 Position Report - Charlestown, Nevis 17:08.82N 62:37.85W
Jan 2012
Mon 30 Jan 02:08 Saturday 28th January 2012 - Too much sea and too little see at Saba 17:37.98N 63:15.50W
Mon 30 Jan 02:02 23rd January 2012 - Mega Yacht Land 18:01.92N 63:05.90W
Sun 15 Jan 11:22 15th January 2012 - Position Report 17:15.06N 62:39.62W
Sat 14 Jan 10:55 Friday 13th January - Chilling in Antigua 17:00.83N 61:46.54W
Sat 07 Jan 22:00 Saturday p.m. 7th January 2012 - Guadeloupe 16:05.33N 61:46.17W
Sat 07 Jan 14:23 Saturday 7th January 2012 - Magnifique Martinique, Delightful Dominica 15:34.60N 61:27.63W
2011
Dec 2011
Wed 21 Dec 02:40 Tuesday 20th December - Au Revoir, St Lucia; Bonjour Martinique 14:28.08N 60:51.99W
Fri 09 Dec 23:35 Where are we in the Rankings?
Wed 07 Dec 21:16 Mrs D Wishin' her Life Away
Wed 07 Dec 12:35 Wednesday 7th December - Safe & Sound in St Lucia 14:04.45N 60:56.95W
Sun 04 Dec 23:54 A Few Ups and Downs 16:00.13N 55:56.64W
Sun 04 Dec 00:44 Another 200 Mile Day And We Turn For St Lucia With 450 NM To Go 16:32.67N 53:28.27W
Fri 02 Dec 07:43 Ol' Rockers 'n' Rollers Crack the 200NM Barrier 16:53.88N 48:02.72W
Thu 01 Dec 12:57 Thursday 1st December - Barrelling Downwind and 1,000 NM to go 16:54.15N 45:16.10W
Nov 2011
Mon 28 Nov 00:42 Sunday 27th November - Head for St Lucia 17:55.96N 33:32.74W
Thu 24 Nov 10:03 24th November - 600NM Down the Track 22:48.79N 24:56.10W
Thu 24 Nov 09:32 24th November - Las Palmas and Foour Days into the Atlantic 22:48.79N 24:56.10W
Oct 2011
Sat 29 Oct 17:57 Porto Santo to Las Palmas 28:07.72N 15:25.57W
Thu 27 Oct 18:03 Las Palmas at Last 28:07.72N 15:25.57W
Mon 24 Oct 12:12 Landfall in Lanzarote 28:51.43N 13:48.89W
Sat 22 Oct 11:05 Lagos to Porto Santo 33:03.74N 16:18.96W
Fri 21 Oct 13:09 Made it to Madeira (or rather the Madeiran Archipelago) 33:03.74N 16:18.95W
Thu 13 Oct 15:04 Thursday 13th October 2011 - Lagos at Last 37:06.38N 8:40.24W
Wed 12 Oct 12:27 Wednesday 12th October 2011 - Berthed in Lagos (Algarve) - Story to Follow 37:06.38N 8:40.25W
Sun 09 Oct 19:29 Berthed at Sines - Sunday 9 October 2011 37:57.07N 8:51.95W
Fri 07 Oct 18:12 Rockin'n'Rollin' Downwind Then Cuttin' up a Bit Rough 38:40.56N 9:19.05W
Wed 05 Oct 12:34 Hills & Heat in Porto 40:08.85N 8:51.58W
Sun 02 Oct 19:58 Viana to Leixoes 41:11.16N 8:42.34W
Sat 01 Oct 19:57 Hello Portugal - We Like You Already! 41:41.56N 8:49.35W
Sep 2011
Fri 30 Sep 18:04 Farewell to Vigo 42:13.25N 8:53.99W
Mon 26 Sep 23:25 Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, Watchin' the Tide Roll A way
Thu 22 Sep 20:13 Rats' Tales
Mon 19 Sep 17:04 Coruna to Vigo - A Challenge or Two 42:13.95N 8:44.58W
Sun 18 Sep 16:57 Baiona - Position Report 42:07.27N 8:50.60W
Fri 16 Sep 16:53 Portosin - Position Report 42:45.80N 8:56.78W
Fri 16 Sep 02:51 Stirred But Not Shaken
Tue 13 Sep 18:33 Biscay Didn't Beat Us 43:22.06N 8:23.71W
Mon 05 Sep 09:02 WE'RE OUTTA HERE 50:22.09N 4:07.98W
Aug 2011
Sun 28 Aug 23:15 READY OR NOT, WE'RE OFF! 50:45.13N 1:31.40W