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At Sea: Mum’s Fleecy Hat

October 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Colder last night mostly because we had South West winds and rain squalls. So it was out with the excellent fleecy hat that my Mum gave me after we delivered Madog to Cork, Ireland in 2003.

We were expecting light winds but have had good sailing winds of 10 to 20 knots. With the change to SW we are going straight towards NZ. We were expecting small seas but as can happen there are several seas at about 2 meters out here which makes it hard for the boat to get going. We have been inside lagoons and behind the Vanuatu islands for such a time we had forgotten these delights Position: 25°48’S 167°40’E [-25.811,167.672]at 06:00 GMT+12 , GMT 18:00 31st Oct 24hr run: 105 miles by GPS, 131.6 by log (Windward) 700 miles to Whangarei, New Zealand. ETA at 5 knots: 04:19 Mon 7th November GMT+12 Time Wind: South West 20 knots Sea: Confused several swells at 2.0m Sky: 70% cloud cover lots of rain squalls about.

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  • 1 Kathleen Bowie // Oct 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Mary just catching up with where you are, was having coffee with Josephine Booth from ‘Crawford’ Hall class and she was asking about you, told her to go on your site. Hope life is going well for you and your family this year. Love Kathleen