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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


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Passage NZ to Vanuatu - Day 1

UNDERWAY AT LAST !!!
We cleared customs this morning at the marina office. All went fine. Really felt terrific to get underway at around 10:30, though gotta say, we don´t yet have our sea legs!!! Funny how that happens.

Exiting the harbor, we prepared to hoist the main in a freshening sou westerly breeze around 15-20kn. Realized that when we put on the mainsail a few weeks ago, we didn`t put on the 3 reef lines.....uh, oh! Took a bit of flailing around in the soup to get all led, but all good now.

Sailed east for an hour or so before we could jibe and clear the heads. Since then we´ve had a fantastic sail north along the gorgeous NZ coast. No fishing yet, as the freezer is too full!!! All is going great, hoping for a great night sail in 15-25kn breeze, broad reaching at 7-8knts.

Cheers!

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