[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 !
Yesterday we cast off the docklines from the marina in Musket Cove and moved with Pesto to Denarau, in Fiji’s mainland.
It was a trivial move, but with a lot of meaning to us.
Continue reading “Beginning of the End”
Every end of season we take a closer look at the weather. Last year, it was the risk of a hurricane hitting us in French Polynesia. This year, it’s all about the weather for the passage to New Zealand.
So I thought I would dedicate a post to share how we are looking at it.
But, for the sake of disclosure: this is a nerdy post. Continue reading “… And Talk About the Weather”
On the previous post we mentioned the next step in our Journey is going to be New Zealand. But we need to get there first. And this is what we are going to cover on this post. Continue reading “To Get There”
It was just over two years ago. That’s when we decided to “turn Right”, to ditch our original plans of cruising the Caribbean and to sail to the South Pacific instead.
Well, here we are. With most of the island groups behind our stern, and a fresh Hurricane Season brewing just ahead (and atop) of us.
So, what are we up to now?
Continue reading “Now What ?”