24 November 2007 | Aukland Harbour, New Zealand
9500 Nautical Miles. Mostly Harmless has crossed the Pacific Ocean From Vancouver to Auckland concluding a 6-1/2 month nautical adventure.
From becalmed in the Pacific high to gales in the Southern Ocean. It's been one hell of a journey for the skipper, crew and boat.
We've visited 7 Island Nations in 4 times zones. Hawaii, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga and now New Zealand.
I'm writing this, is a busy caf? on the Auckland Waterfront. Auckland is the biggest city since leaving Vancouver. This will be, most likely, the final stop for Mostly Harmless under my command. She is tied up to a dock in Westhaven Marina with a For Sale sign on her bow. I have very mixed feelings about putting the boat up for sale, given that we've only made it the first third around the world. Should I keep going? Should I sail back home though the Pacific? Should I cash out and take a plane home to windward? Hard questions to answer.
In the mean time, with the Hurricane season in the south pacific, I'm going adventuring through New Zealand by land.
As I lock up the boat for the next few weeks, I have to say a special thanks to people that helped me get here safely. Tyler; my crew for the desolate North Pacific. Vanessa; my crew for the beautiful South Pacific. Peter; my crew for the wild Southern Ocean. Most of, thank you to my wonderful Parents, Family and Friends that supported me through the Ocean Journey.