It’s time for us to head off to the South Pacific, with our first stop being Raivavae in the Australs. Donald has been working with Met Bob, a weather man who prognosticates weather for South Pacific passages. When Donald and Bob both think it looks good we’ll raise the hook and head out of Lyttelton. We’ve spent a little extra time and money for this step because it will be just Donald and me for this passage. Geoff and Laura-Lee have decided to take a different route on their adventure and we wish them the best. I’m a little more trepidatious about doing four hour shifts with just the two of us on a boat this large but Donald assures me that we’ve done it before and we can do it again. My mom will be meeting us in Tahiti for two weeks and Donald’s mom will be joining us somewhere along the way to visit and help us with
This is some serious shopping when your receipt is as long as your torso. If only I had a picture
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OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration. Everywhere we’ve gone people have been grumbling and wondering what happened to summer. And now
Donald casually rowing Taz to shore to put out a stern line at what looked like a lovely anchorage called
Typical laundry day at anchorage. So nice to have a washing machine on board.
In marinas and anchorages you can never be certain who your neighbors will be or where they hail from. In
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Here in Mangonui they take crime seriously.