Arrived Napier

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Fri 7 Jan 2011 08:18
Position at 1845 NZDT: 39.28.976S 176.53.582E

Arrived, safe and sound this evening after a long day, which started at 0200. Fortunately the weather during the forenoon and early afternoon was calm with a good breeze and we were able to catch up on some essential sleep. Later in the afternoon the wind went into the NW making the last few hours of the passage a beat to windward, and quite uncomfortable.

We have been given a pen in the Yacht Club Marina which is quite new and well serviced, and above all, quiet! Across the small harbour from us are a number of cafe, restaurants and taverns - might go exploring tomorrow night. As for now, hot shower and bed.