L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sat 12 Nov 2016 05:58
The night continued rough with winds to 30knt .Easing this morning and going southwest so now we are beating towards Cape Reinga 200 miles ahead of us . All well and it is sunny with the sea state much improved      
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Rough night . Much colder as we near New Zealand .Still 300 miles to Opua and 200 to cape Reinga . Sea staemuch better now and beating into a stiff southwesterly with plenty of spray .Saw one large yacht on AIS and a couple of cargo ships . The other boats sailing this way must be far behind us now