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This is the first of three fronts that will chase me all the way to South Cape, New Zealand. This one passed at 1000 local ( UTC+10) this morning 24 April. ETA South Cape 28 April 1600 local.

They will get progressively stronger with bigger winds and waves. The third and final will, as you will likely have guessed, be on top of me during the final approach to the Cape between the rather grimly named Traps and Snares. 40 knot winds and 5-6 meter waves say the weather models. Where else but there of course. One final hoorah before escaping finally into the Pacific.

I don’t expect the Pacific to be especially welcoming either. I will have at least a week of easting in the Roaring Forties before making the final turn North. That day and that turn will be cause for celebration. Until then, I’m counting down from 3 to get to 5!

Follow my tracks in real-time:
https://bit.ly/svseaburban