Thursday, November 10, 2011

Heading South

Well it's time to get back out there again. We've been in Tonga longer than anywhere else on our trip so far- 2 months! The town of Neiafu is slowly closing down. The end of the cruising season means there are less and less boats around and on the radio, shorter business hours and limited services. Our crew, Joe, arrived safely earlier this week and we're anxious to get going. We checked out of Tonga this morning, did our provisioning, and as I write this, Krister is preparing the boat for making way. The weather window looks wet, but doable...

The passage should be about 10 days, putting us into Opua, New Zealand mid- month. I'm looking forward to seeing friends and family, some fast internet and delicious eats!

Best to all!


  1. Thanks for the post! Glad things are all set and ready for take off. I wish you all a safe passage. Love you-Ah Betty

  2. Glad to hear all is well in paradise. New Zealand is a wonderfull place I hear, The few Kiwis I've met were interesting people. Have a good voyage. Gene

  3. Are we there yet???!!!! Let us know how it went. we miss you! xoxo B, M, D & H