we’ve just done the last 720 miles of our circumnavigation of New Zealand!
We’re now off to Oz (not doing a circumnavigation). Funny how
things stack up – we were intending on hauling out and antifouling at
Whangarei but when we arrived, there had been some mix up and they couldn’t
haul us so we had a re-look at the weather and thought hmmmmm looks like it
might turn out to be good for Oz. So we’re off – 10 am local
time (19 Oct - 21 GMT). We’ve got a new AIS (automatic
identification system) so that any big ships can (hopefully) see us! We’re
also in touch with ‘Metbob’ who will give us warning of any nasties
coming our way. We know there’s going to be ‘a bit of wind’
over the first couple of days but after that it’s looking good – so
far! We’re anticipating around 8 – 10 days aiming for Sydney which is around
1200 nautical miles. I’ll be updating our blog on mailasail every
day so you can track us on http://blog.mailasail.com/sy-supertedv
this morning in Opua: Sunshine, 0% cloud, light wind.