Day 4


Thankfully the wind picked up during the night at we were able to turn off the engine and sail. Duet has been flying along averaging over 8 knots all day. How long will this last? Des is the radio ham that operates out of Opua and has been for years. His gravelly voice is familiar to cruisers far and wide. He provides a great service of checking yachts in up and down the pacific on a roll call and giving out weather information. last night a yacht called in asking for advice. they had checked out with customs from Opua and a couple of hours later called into Des on his nightly schedule saying that they didn’t like the forecast of 40 knots and were sheltering in behind some islands whilst they sorted out their reefing lines. Could Des tell customs? I await tonight’s schedule with interest…

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