position S030 53.500 E173 40.000

Ocean Rival Journey Log
Adam Power Diana Power
Tue 23 Oct 2018 19:10

Wednesday 24 Oct.
Lovely sail yesterday in warm sun and calm sea. The wind died around midnight, and after a few hours motoring it returned enough to make a steady 4Kn but my plan to turn south in the lighter wind is looking suspect.  We currently are making 220deg which misses Cape Reinga by a hundred miles or so. Forecast is variable light wind for the next 2-3 days so NZ looks close but just out of motor range. No hurry though, it doesn't look like there are any storms lurking to catch us before we make landfall.

No luck with the fishing-tried both a big new lure and one I fashioned from a lead weight and squid skirt. This time both came back on board unmolested. I have a theory that the lure snaffler was swimming underneath the boat causing the depth meter to jump about from time to time. It only took the lures when I was winding them back in. I haven't seen the depth guage move recently so perhaps it now has bad indigestion from too many lures and has gone to find some rennies.

My homemade lure has Sugru eyes. That could catch on!