Sydney to Nelson – Day 4

36:46:21S
162:50:97E

Sunday 19th February.

Because we have been sailing on the back of a high pressure system that has been slow moving across the Tasman, the seas are relatively calm. The swell is minimal so it has been a calm and fast ride so far. Behind us an area or low pressure is nipping at our heels and we are expecting stronger winds and a lot of rain. We have been sailing too fast for any fish to take the lure. So it’s bully beef and beans for supper again. Yesterday we had a large pod of dolphins with us for some time and a lot of birds, mutton or sooty shearwater weaving about in our wake. Today, nothing. the sea temperature has dropped from 24 – 18, a sure sign we are getting nearer to the land of the long white cloud.

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