The Bar – Outward

Unfortunately we were ready to leave but the bar was too rough to cross safely. The Pilot was talking about a week but luckily after three days it looked better so off we went.

Approaching the bar

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The pilot boat lost in a wave behind us

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Another look

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From the pilot boat:

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We left the pilot boat behind as the wave size increased, after that it was watch and wait for a gap

Up

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and over

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Running free down the back of a wave

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Fun again but they were steep in the shallow water.

3 thoughts on “The Bar – Outward

  1. Royce Spencer says:

    A little excitement for your departure , fascinated that you had to have a pilot. What did they charge? and was it necessary. Reds
    Royce

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    • kapowaicruising says:

      Good morning Royce,

      The pilot was provided free if you stayed a week and $35 if not. The pilot knows how the bar moves round and also does soundings prior to the crossing. Cheap insurance really but there is no requirement to use one.

      Rgds Sean

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