Dec 15th (this side of Dateline - 14th on U.S. side)
Just another quick note that we are almost to Opua, New Zealand. We've been going through a Gale the last 24 hours. It is just now letting up. Top winds were 40 knots. Seas were steep and breaking - 12 to 14 feet. This low was worse than advertised. Oh well.
We should get in after dark, and make our way to the Quarantine dock. In a couple days we should be somewhat rested and able to look into internet, laundry and the other necessities.
Hope everybody is well back home, and that our sailing friends are also well - wherever they may be.
Owen, Carrie, Griffyn & Tamsyn
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