Winds at 30 knots, gusting somewhere else. White froth all around us. Seas tossing us. Can't quite head around the Cape as, we wish to, because seas would be beam on. But we keep going.
In the midst of this, lunch is prepared - wraps with fresh avocado, Jackie's home grown tomatoes and cucumbers, ham, cheese and red capsicum. Quite a job to roll all that in the wrap without breaking it. But we managed in these seas. Dessert of dark chocolate KitKat (particularly enjoyed by Bill) and the last of Judy B's beautiful short bread biscuits puts paid to the tempest.
We are definitely nearly there. A lot of VHF traffic, but surprisingly we're are yet to see another vessel. The haze ahead gradually revealed the long mountain range from ahead to way down south. We are rounding Cape Farewell and expecting, late tonight, to make the final turn south around Farewell Spit light house into calmness and serenity.
We will slow down overnight, if possible, to arrive in Nelson in the morning.
Position Report for 1200 Thursday 25 January 2018 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!!!!!
During the last 23.5 hours we sailed for 8.5 hours and motor sailed for 15 hours. Currently under sail.
At our Cape Farewell waypoint.
For the last 23.5 hours (not quite 24 hr):
DMG to Cape Farewell: 146nm
Log distance: 146nm
Position: 40deg 24.7 S 172deg 28.5 E
Distance to Cape Farewell: 0nm
Distance to Nelson: 77nm
Quite a coincidence to sea DMG and Log exactly the same.