Cook Strait and beyond.

Position: 40° 31′ S, 176° 41′ E currently just off Cape Turnagain

Dream crossing of Cook Strait with wind and tide in our favour!

Did the 20 miles to Wellington harbour entrance in 2 hours, at times reaching 13 knots! The 55 miles to Cape Palliser from Queen Charlotte entrance, we averaged 8 knots overall. A lot of impressive tide rips even though it was a neap tide.

Accompanied by 4 pods of dolphins in the afternoon and early evening. Magical lying on front tramp having the dolphins playing just below and jumping up to touch Anne’s outstretched hand and splashing her!

A pleasant sail up the Wairarapa coast and the wind has just dropped so we are motor sailing towards East Cape.

Crew all well.




Author: Notre Vie

After a life spent sailing small and large yachts in New Zealand and around the Pacific islands, we are now up for a new adventure - exploring the European waterways.

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