As you'll probably recall
I did manage to contact the net on a number of occasions out there on the Tasman. It was good to have someone to talk to after my morning watch finished at 7:00am AEDT.
Unfortunately once net control shifted to Tassie it became almost impossible to make a call into the net, although I could often hear some of the guys in NSW and QLD.
We reached Nelson on Dec 27th and moved on to Lyttleton, reaching there in Jan 2nd. Del is still in Christchurch, I bought a van and headed north to work on a house I bought last year in Wairoa, and stayed until Jan 30th before flying back to Sydney
Nice to be back aboard Keppelena, it feels like I've been away for years!