Mount Bates

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Fri 11 Nov 2016 06:55
29 38 11 S 168 38 77 E
Fast sailing overnight and this morning leaving the other yacht behind . Passed close to Norfolk Island this morning . Wished we could have anchored beneath the lofty Mount Bates but the weather was not suitable Got an internet weather file which confirmed a front would pass over us this afternoon . Choppy for a while with gusts to 50knts giving a white knucle ride .  the maximun speed{ever} was 16.8knt . Things settling now and we should      have a nice second half of passage to Opua arriving Sunday /Monday if all goes well.