Land ahoy!!

29 12 2011

First sighting of land today after more than 4 weeks, the glistening, snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps of the South Island. Quite a spectacular sight in the late afternoon sun, lifting our spirits somewhat. Less than 48 hours to go to Wellington, both of us are desperate to get in – this has been a very long leg!

Still bashing and crashing in a very confused Tasman sea state, but moderate winds and pointing directly at the mark. Looks like the Cook Straights will dish us up a bit of a hammering, however will only be for a few hours until we turn left into the harbour.