L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Mon 3 Nov 2014 23:32
19 54 57 S 176 34 19 E
We were delayed by both marina and Customs yesterday so did not reach the pass in the ref untill 1700 hrs and floated through on the current . The day had been ery hot and a thunder stom was building oer land . I ddid not expect it to follow us out tosea but it did with winds upto 40knt.Inthe first 12 hrs we logged 102.8 nm and look like making 180+ for the 24.
Good thing is we are making plenty of power and all systems are powered with ice fpr drinks courtesy of the watergen which is now fully funtional again. so much eelectriciry I could export it to the grid.
Today is calmer and sunn , we are happy at 7knt but could go alot fasteryl