Our Adventure Timeline

April 2018

2018-04 Bay of Islands

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: 2018-03 New Zealand|

My sister, Shauna, and her husband, Payson, arrived in Whangarei on Easter Friday from Christchurch.  They had been in New Zealand for a few weeks already and had toured much of the country.  Fortunately, along [...]

2018-03 Whangarei

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: 2018-03 New Zealand|

Monty and I arrived back in New Zealand in mid-March.  We lived on Whistler at the boatyard for 5 nights.  Contending with a ladder to get on and off the boat, no practical cooking facilities, [...]

January 2018

2017-10-17 Nananu Kiting

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: 2017-Fiji|

We enjoyed some good (windy) conditions for kiting in October at Nananu-I-Thake. Monty riding "switch" Local Fijians watching Monty as they commute passed the spit. Local cruise ship cutting between [...]

October 2017

2017-10-10 To Go or Not to Go

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Fiji|

We were told by our weather router that we had a reasonable weather window for sailing to New Zealand last week.  It is still very cold (12-14 degrees) with frequent storms there but we wanted [...]

2017-10-05 Savusavu & Makongai

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Fiji|

After a 3 day sail from Tonga in mid-September, we cleared into Savusavu, Fiji.  It is a familiar town to us.  We were lucky to meet up with friends on Marilyn and Mustang Sally. We [...]

2017-09-16 Passing Time on Passages

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Fiji|

In early September, we set out on a daylight passage north from Foa in the Ha'apai Group to Neiafu, Vavau (Tonga) in early September.  The distance is about 70NM. A satellite picture of the [...]