Day 200 – 10th December 1986

Noon Summary Log

Day: 200
Date: 10th December 1986
Latitude: 39° 47.1′ S
Longitude: 176° 35.2′ W
Water Temperature: 15.6°C
Wind @ Noon: 14 S
Max Wind /24 hours: 25 SE
Min Wind /24 hours: 14 SE
Cloud Cover 8/8
Cabin Temperature: 19°C
Outside Temperature: 16.1°C
Barometer: 1021

Source: CUL00045/6


  • Going ok. 415 miles to Cook Strait & 230 miles east of New Zealand.

Source: CUL00058/1

Where is Cook Strait?

Cook Strait is a strait separating the North and South islands of New Zealand, extending northwest to southeast from the Tasman Sea to the south Pacific Ocean. About 14 miles (23 km) wide at its narrowest point, it averages 420 feet (128 m) in depth. Both shores are lined with steep cliffs, and that of the South Island is deeply embayed. Treacherous currents and fierce storms present serious hazards to navigation. (Source Encyclopaedia Britannica)