The Roaring Forties

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Tue 15 Feb 2011 06:20
Hi All,

We are still in Ketu Bay, which lies within the Roaring Forties, which in turn are living up to their reputation! Today was a clear, warmish day, but the 25-30 knot SE breeze has been constant all day.

The main focus of the day has been school, and we are hopeful that the girls will be up to date by the end of this week - not bad, seeing as Friday is one third of the way through the term already.

I fear our current batch of home brew has passed away - there has been a total lack of bubbling going on for the last week since it was put down. Unfortunately the hydrometer has taken a fall so we won't be able to test for signs of life until we source a replacement in Nelson.

Tomorrow, weather permitting, we will make our way around to Admiralty Bay, prior to making the passage through French Pass, the narrow entrance to Tasman Bay. At this stage we are aiming for a Sunday arrival in Nelson.

Until tomorrow, TTFN