[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 !