[Sunday, 23:00 Fiji Time, Saturday 05:00 EST, Saturday 08:00 Sao Paulo]
The weather window is wide open to us and we will be leaving soon.
We clear out of Fiji tomorrow, Monday local (that will be Sunday in the Americas), probably stay overnight on a bay nearby, and then depart at first light on Tuesday local time (again, Monday in the Americas).
Wind and sea conditions are favoring a nearly straight-line route to New Zealand.
We plan to arrive at the Bay of Islands in NZ’s North Island.
It is going to be approximately 1,100 miles to get there, and it shall take us just under 9 days to cover the distance.
We will try to post updates on the blog and share on Facebook (this post is actually a test for it). But please, bear in mind technology may not cooperate at times.
We will also try to update our daily position at Gulf Harbour Radio’s Website. They have a cool interactive map with our position on it. Follows the link —> www.yit.nz/yacht/pesto
The forecast is stable, and we should have a good passage.
See you on the other side !
5 Replies to “Game Plan”
Fair winds and following winds. I will have my Iridium Go on for texts in case you guys get lonely. Hugs
Fair winds to the Pesto crew, already miss you guys, it was a real pleasure to get to know you. The girls are both telling me to say hello. Sail safe, friends.
Yes fair winds Alex and family.
Been a long time since such a long passage….
Hi Ed … indeed it was. And that caused our sea-legs to take longer to come up on this one. In fact, a bit too long :-). But we HAVE ARRIVED, and are all safe and sound now. I posted a brief update on our Familygonesailing page on Facebook. More to come about the passage here on the blog soon. Cheers !
Dear Michael, Windy, Eleanor and Frances – THANK YOU for your kind message. I saw it at the instant we were disconnecting from the dock in Denarau. When the going got tough, many a time my memory traced back to here. Your words warmed our hearts and encouraged us to keep going.
As I probably mentioned before, it has been a wonderful treat to meet you guys, and a privilege to call you Friends.
Here’s wishing you a Great, Meaningful and Fulfilling experience on your near-term trajectory. And that we shall remain in touch for the time it takes for our paths to cross again.
Bula, Del Viento !!!
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