21 November 2015 | Vuda Point Marina, Fiji Islands
03 November 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
23 October 2015 | Savu Savu, Fiji
29 June 2015 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
12 June 2015 | Musket Cove Marina, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
05 September 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
17 August 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
26 July 2014 | Savusavu, Vanua Levu Island, Fiji
06 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
04 July 2014 | Nananu-i-ra Island, Viti Levu, Fiji
01 July 2014 | 17 23.614S:177 '47.72E
30 June 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
25 June 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
29 May 2014 | Port Denerau Marina, Fiji
21 May 2014 | Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
19 May 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai, Fiji
23 April 2014 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
08 April 2014 | Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
05 March 2014 | Vuda Marina, Fiji
We're Kiwi's now!
12 November 2012 | Opua, New Zealand
The day before we left for New Zealand, the islands internet went down and our satellite phone data provider decided to do a server upgrade so we were unable to update the website about our departure from Tonga. During the voyage, we had no mail capacity so again, no updating the website during the trip. Below is just a summary, of our voyage to New Zealand, with a longer and more detailed post to follow.
We have arrived in New Zealand!!! We tied up to the Quarantine dock at 0715am yesterday. We cleared Customs and Biosecurity, and then moved into the marina. We are happily tied up, nice and snug in a boat slip.
The passage started very easy featuring flat seas and lots of motoring; I believe we called the sailing experience very benign. Then it all turned to nasty weather forcing us to heave to for two days during 40-45kt sustained winds with gust at 55kt and 30-35 foot seas. Our mizzen sail is shredded, 1 boat is still lost while another boat was capsized and the crew was rescued by a freighter. We anticipate some hairy stories as the cruising group straggles in.
During 800 of the 1300 miles, we sailed through pumice rocks, magic volcanic rocks that are light as air and float on the water.
We had to put socks on for the first time in 7 months!! Our toes are screaming for freedom already.
More to follow...