Beach House – En Route to the Great Southern Land….

11 December 2016 (+11 UTC) Eastern Hemisphere

Dear Friends and Family,
After waiting 24 hours for a very strong SW system to pass Lord Howe, we were stuck behind the reef and didn’t feel safe to exit the Lagoon at Lord Howe.
Conditions calmed over night and we’re now en route to the Great Southern Land!
We’ve about 375 miles to go and hope to be in late Tuesday p.m.
The weather will be a bit tricky on this trip.
We’re now in no wind with a very large southerly swell left over from the system that has just passed.
Heading a bit south of rhumb line to try and get out of an adverse current and into a positive one. From there, we may head west in anticipation of
big northerly winds which will start building tomorrow (our Monday night) and into Tuesday.
This will be a real sleigh ride if we can get in front of it.
KIT,
Scott and Nikki

COMMENT: Beach House – En Route – Lord Howe Island – Sydney, Australia
TIME: 2016/12/11 03:55
LATITUDE: 31-58.60S
LONGITUDE: 158-12.82E
COURSE: 245T
SPEED: 5.4
MARINE: YES
WIND_SPEED: 3
WIND_DIR: ESE
SWELL_DIR: S
SWELL_HT: 3.0M
SWELL_PER: 9
CLOUDS: 80%
VISIBILITY: 30
BARO: 1022.7
AIR_TEMP: 26.1C