Constant grey skies, drizzle and a steady 25 - 30 knots, but at least they are heading in the right direction

After a tack in the early hours, Aviva and I have seen consistent conditions of 25 – 30 knots and a wind that is slowly veering to lift us onto a course that heads for home.

Consistent weather allows for some much needed rest to continue. The sea state is rather large and we have been falling off some pretty terrific sized waves. A few crashes and lots of water over the deck, but otherwise Aviva is tackling the conditions marvellously.

An even cloud cover and some dreary grey skies have replaced the blue skies enjoyed over the last few days. There is a lot of moisture in the air, not just from seawater but also from an ever-present drizzle, these conditions reduce the temperature dramatically and chills you to the core.

We are looking at the winds being favourable over the next couple of days allowing for some straight line sailing which will hopefully deliver us clear of Tasmania so we can push onto passing the next Great Cape, Cape Leeuwin at the SW point of Australia.

Dee & Aviva