Sat 18 Oct 2008 22:09
Position 29.01S 167.58E
Arrived at 4.30am Saturday morning and joined Southern Princess, Harmonie and Lady Kay at the very beautiful but rolly anchorage. Terry and I spent the day fixing gear which included 3 trips up to the top of the mast...not something I would like to do again in these conditions. We have tried to fix the damaged headsail with the limited equipment we have at hand. Time will tell whether it will hold up.
The others went ashore and had spendid time. It is certainly a place I would like to come back to .... by plane! Getting ashore involves jumping from the dinghy to the stone warf at the top of a swell.
Today (Sunday) we leave for Opua, 489 sea miles away. With the forecast conditions we should be there on Wednesday afternoon.