Day 3 Crossing the date line S26:27:371 E179:14:617
So we’re now officially half way round the world! Crossed the date line yesterday even though we have been GMT +13 since Samoa. So we’re still GMT+13. Bit of a rough sea all day and with winds of around 15 – 20 knots – a couple of rolls in the genoa and a reef in the main. Wind died off around 4am so motor sailed for a couple of hours but it’s back up again now. Sailing close hauled on port tack still. Sea around 2meters. After studying the gribs yesterday, we changed our plan a bit so we now are heading more or less for Opua rather than going more west before heading south – if it works we should cut around 100 miles off the trip. We didn’t have any flying fish on deck this morning but the decks had been ‘pumiced’!
24 hour distance: 192 miles