The 20.000 dollar call 32:36S 152:52E
Salsa af Stavsnas
Ellinor Ristoff Staffan Ehde
Fri 12 Jun 2015 02:34
Good morning or god evening, I dont know.We are totaly exhausted here on board.
The autopilot gave up last night so we used the hydrovane for a while but the windconditions have been crazy with no wind, lots of wind, no wind, from all directions.... So we have been handsteering a LOT.
Now we are motoring and as I turned on the satellite phone to receive some mail a call came through. It was an officer from Immigrations in Australia.
He told me I had filed for entrance with customs but not with them. So if we come in to Australia we will be fined 5000 dollars per person.
There is a solution to that he said, we can apply through their website. As everybody is sleeping at home we have asked somebody in Australia if they can help us. We are standing by for an answer...
Other than that it looks like we will be in Newcastle by midnight or short after.