Ian and Andrew tightened the mainsail battens.
Andrew tightens the mainsail battens.
Ian and Amadee Lighthouse as we departed New Caledonia
Andrew and Amadee Lighthouse as we departed New Caledonia
The thin, light blue line marks the location of the reef at Amadee Light.
We left Amadee Lighthouse astern and entered the South Pacific Ocean.
Seas breaking on the reef at Boulari Pass. Do you dee the fish jumping out of the water to the left of the wave?
This is a close-up of the seas that were breaking on the reef as we navigated through Boulari Pass.
The sailing vessel BRETON was also sailing to New Zealand. We spoke to him on the VHF radio.
ADAGIO at sunset heading to New Zealand
Sunset to starboard
Moonrise to port
Andrew and Ian prepared a lure to catch the BIG fish.
Our chart on November 2 showed ADAGIO 518 nm from North Cape, New Zealand.
Foul weather ahead at Sunrise
Rising full moon at sunset
A lovely sunset at the end of a squally day.
Ian Turnbull snapped this photo of ADAGIO's starboard bow knifing through the blue Pacific.
Rainclouds ahead, beneath our reacher sail
This is the photo Ian Turnbull took of his feet when standing on the port bow.
ADAGIO's port stern leaves a lacy wake across the Pacific. The yellow line allows a swimmer in the water to deploy the swim ladder. The net is to keep people on board.
Andrew records the scene.
The radar shows an image of rain squalls ahead.
We were ready to catch the BIG one, but it seemed to be a desert out there.
Andrew returning from the foredeck, where he released the reacher sheets from hooks on the bow pulpits
Full moon at sea
Ian sets up the reacher sheets in the cockpit, in preparation for unfurling the reacher.
Ian operates the electric winch with his big toe, trimming the reacher sheet while easing the furling line.
At about the halfway point, the green boat marks ADAGIO's position 419 nm north of New Zealand, and showing New Caledonia at the top of the photo.