L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Thu 28 Nov 2013 10:08
35 43 68 S 174 20 02 E
We are at the end of the road for this season . Lovely reach along the coast this morning and then a careful motor along the estuary being careful not to get ahead of the tide because the upper reaches are very shallow . Through the new lifting bridge just as a squall hit us and into our mooring at Riverside Drive Marina .
So the achievement is immense . Some of it singlehanded . All of it my decision .
Highlights perhaps hoving to under Tahiti in force 8 and waiting for the wind to enter Tahiti or perhaps just ability to do it ; who knows but we are here . As Keith Evans once said after a crossing of Biscay 'if you sick from here it's not sea sickness '