Departed Tolaga Bay

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sat 28 Nov 2020 23:51
Noon positions: 38 44.1 S 178 10.0 E
Course SSW Speed 6.5 knots
Wind: W F4-5. Sea slight Swell NE 1m.
Weather: overcast, showers, cool
Day’s run: 32 nm

After another peaceful night at anchor, this morning, at 0545, we sailed from anchor in a light westerly. But, as we rounded Tolaga Bay’s southern headland, the wind fell fickle and required the BRM to be fired up to get us into some clean air. At 0845 the wavering westerly breeze filled in. We shut down the engine and are now close reaching at six to seven knots.

The sky is overcast and we have a light showers passing over regularly. It is 83 miles to Napier so we are well on track to arrive there sometime tomorrow morning.

All is well.