It's been wet and wild here the past couple days - the result of a tropical cyclone that's made its way west of New Zealand. Yesterday we had winds in the 20+ knot range during the day and the rain began mid-afternoon. The evening/night was sleepless as the wind was gusting 35+ knots in our anchorage and it was pouring buckets. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep until the wind subsided around 4am. Today the wind switched directions so we sought shelter on the other side of the bay where it's nice & calm, even though it's blowing 25+ knots out in the bay. Once the weather settles down we're hoping for some time ashore - fingers crossed.