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At Sea: Best laid plans

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

We got back on board early afternoon on Monday to find what little wind there was blowing into the anchorage. Giselle was bobbling about irritatingly. Great opportunity to motor quickly down to Havannah Pass to get access to Noumea. Forecast was for very little wind from the normal SE trade wind direction. So what we got a couple of hours later was 20 knots from the South. The good news was that it slowed us enough so that rather than making 6 knots and arriving on the last of the flood we were nicely timed for the beginning of the next flood.

Views of New Caledonia at dawn were impressive. Indeed like the hills further north on the west coast of Scotland where there are few trees. The peaks all about the same height again like Scotland.

Should have a New Cal mobile phone by the end of the week. Position: 21°50’S 167°26’E [-21.827,167.427]at 06:30 GMT+12 , BST 20:30 29th August Sky: 0% cloud cover

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