Saturday 28 September 2019

Before the front

We expected that the passage to NZ was likely to be mostly upwind with strong breezes and large waves, and indeed it was…. nontheless on Monday overnight we motor-sailed into light winds and on Tuesday morning the wind moved aft for a while and we were able to pole out the headsail for 4 hours of very-welcome downwind sailing.  Cris clearly enjoyed bouncing up and down on the foredeck for any sail change!  
Making the most of a level boat we cooked up lots of our fresh vegetables and with fish curry, enjoyed our only meal served in the cockpit and that evening watched for the 'green flash' as the sun set…..  bracing ourselves for the heavy swell which was forecast to arrive the following day.

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