Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ready to Set Sail for NZ -

It has been a full day of fueling the boat, loading the motorcycle, tidying the cabin, strapping down the decks, reefing the sails, cleaning the bottom, last minute kitesurfing, and (for me, personally) baking. Alas, the final tray of the oatmeal cookies are out and the carrot cake has been frosted, as for everything else, I assume it has been handled accordingly. Here is to a pleasant passage to New Zealand! See some of you  in a couple of weeks!


Friday, October 9, 2015

New Zealand Here We Come!

Hello Everyone!

The weather is perfect for a run to New Zealand, so we are going to jump on Sunday as long as nothing big changes.

Noumea has been a fantastic adventure for us, we were even kiteboarding yesterday! But all great things must come to an end!

We will try to keep an eye on our tracker, and make sure it keeps updating.

Now comes the time for bets, it is 845 miles to Opua where we land, how many days will it take us. I would predict that we will actually go about 1000 miles. Typical crossing times are between 7 to 10 days. So I am guessing it is going to take 7 days 13 hours and 12 minutes. Cassidy is at 10 days. And Shannon is at 9 days. 
Any other bets?


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kite Surfing -

Cassidy and courage got to try kite surfing yesterday. Had a blast!! We are going to run back to mainland for fuel, immigration check out, and final preparation for passage to New Zealand. Weather window may be as early as Sunday. Of course they are hoping to return to this island for another afternoon of kite surfing before we go. . .