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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Passage to NZ Day 4

WOW, Bravo knows when the chips are down!!! We've been FLYING south, beating into 2m seas with moderate SE-SSE winds, 15-18kn, making 7-8kn of wet, wild miles toward NZ. All indications are that we have the developing tropical depression behind us, with predicted gale conditions and 6mtr seas for Sunday. By then we will be safely south, making our approach to NZ for a predicted Monday arrival. We've kept more sail up than our normal for this wind and seas, feels like being back on a race in the Pacific NW. Even the temperatures feel like we're back in Seattle, now wearing foulies and fleece!!! Yeah, baby, NZ here we come! Just in time to beat the next major system which will hit NZ on Tuesday!

Passage stats:
current position: 29d 41'S 175d 40'E
course: 200d T@ 7.3kn
710 miles made good
375 miles to go
fishing report: nada (you've got to be kidding!!!)
ship sightings: 1 cargo ship, 4 miles away heading to Auckland

All's well on board!!! (Save for lots of deck leaks and drips! Yuck!)

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