4hrs ago we were sailing past the "White Island", the active volcano, its activity currently rated "category 1", which means that right now it's just sending off lots of sulfur steam. Boy it smells.
We're slowly making our way past the island hardly beating into the waves with saltwater constantly washing over our deck. The waves work against us and slow us down drastically. We expect to land in Tauranga somewhere around 6pm, we're motoring in the meantime.