Enroute Ouvea Lagoon, New Caledonia
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sun 25 Sep 2011 05:30
Position at 1615 VST was 18.47.0093S 167.38.8417E
Course 12 Sped 7.5 kots and having an awesome sil in fine conditions
Hi all, we depated Vila at 0530 this morning and have been sailing at over 8 knots for most of the day and have made just on 80 nm for the day so far. If the wind holds we will be into the Ouvea Lagoon shortly after first light, however the forecast is for the breeze to ease overnight.
We have been having an introspective sort of day, as our minds turn towards arriving home in Australia and our immediate futures. The girls have bee accepted into Lourde's Hill College for next year and I have just found out that I have scored a gig with the Australian Antarctic Division running station resupply voyages on the Aurora Australis. My first voyage as a "Voyage Mangement Trainee" will be to Mawson Station in February/March.
Anyway, will let you know how things progress as we get closer to home. For the next few weeks we will be cruising the Loyalty Group, then the Isle of Pines thence to Noumea late October to await a weather window for the run across to Bundy.
All is well, TTFN