Published on 26-11-2005 04:51 PM
Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
Photographs: Great-winged petrel (B. Whylie), Short-tailed shearwater (B. Whylie), Gibsons (Wandering) Albatross (B. Whylie), Common tern (B. Whylie).
Departed: 07:10 returned at 16:00
Sea conditions: slight at first, rising to 1.5 to 2.5m NNW by mid morning but moderating by lunchtime.
Swell: E 2.0 to 3.0 m.
Weather: Heavy rain in the morning, clearing to sunshine by mid-day but further rain periods in the afternoon.
Temperature range: 19.1 to 23.1 °C.
Barometric pressure: 1008 HPa falling.
Wind: NNE 5 knots at first, rising to NNW 20 to 25 knots by mid morning but soon moderating NNW 15 to 20 knots. By lunchtime the wind had dropped to 10 to 15 knots but increased again to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon as the rain set in.
Sea surface temperature: 20.3 to 21.9°C.
Primary chumming location: S 34° 24’ – E 151° 18’.