New Caledonia to Australia (Bundaberg) - Day 4 - 23 45.511S 158 24.950E
Mike and Liz Downing
Tue 16 Oct 2012 05:17
The noon-to-noon run was 159.8 sea miles. At noon today we had 340 miles to go. If this wind holds we should get there in just over 2 days, but the forecast suggests it will drop down tomorrow, so it'll take us longer. Still, fingers crossed, the forecasters do get it wrong sometimes (but not so far on this passage).
This is another Pacific passage almost devoid of wildlife. There's been the odd shearwater gliding down at wave height, and just one flying fish and that's about it. We're in radio range of an Australian news channel on long wave. Picking up radio stations always means we're getting closer to land. It was unfortunate that the first topic that was being discussed was all about poisonous snakes and spiders. Apparently Australia has the top 10 venomous snakes. It's too late now to turn back!
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