Almost time to leave New Zealand for the South Pacific.
Plans are to leave Auckland on the 24th of April and take 5 days to reach Opua, NZ. It's only a distance of about 100 miles but I'll sail to several islands and anchorages along the way. This is the shake down cruise.
Leave NZ around 1 May, depending on weather. First stop Savusavu, Fiji.
Sail Fiji working west.
Also on the list but probably won't get there,
New Cal, Louisades, Nauru, Tuvalu.
Hope to spend cyclone season across the equator in Kiritibati and Marshalls. I'll plan this later in the year. I haven't even looked at the weather situation for this area in Novemeber.
I've been fortunate to have the same crew as last year. An Aussie woman who brings a sense of humour, a limitless knowledge of the South Pacific cultures, fantastic eyesight, healthy cooking and friendship. She's very special and I'm very lucky!
Plans are to post here, when possible, and update the travel picture.