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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

Monday, November 10, 2014

Passage to NZ Day 5 - Making for the Barn!

Much the same as yesterday's report. This SE wind is proving to be BRAVO's (wet and bumpy) magic carpet ride to NZ, aka "The Land of the Long White Cloud". We continue to romp close hauled, making around 7.5 knots, occasional green water covering the boat. Wow there'll be a lot of salt to scrape off when we arrive. Yesterday Cindi was on the foredeck making a sail change when she got absolutely buried by 2 EPIC waves...yikes it was wet up there. But she was well harnessed and tethered, and after coming below for a warm rinse, seems none the worse for wear.

Really looking forward to putting this one in the memory books. Should arrive tomorrow, hopefully in time to clear customs.

Passage stats:
current position: 32d 18'S 174d 53'E
course: 192d T@ 7.5kn
870 miles made good
215 miles to go
fishing report: nada (you've got to be kidding!!!)
ship sightings: 1 cargo ship in the night. AIS and radar showed us passing 500 mtrs apart. Too close for comfort. We hailed him on VHF to ask if he sees us. He immediately replied that he did, and was altering course! Great guy, he eventually passed 2.5 miles behind us.

All's well on board!!! (Save for lots of deck leaks and drips, which continue big time! Yuck!)

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