Well after nearly 2 weeks of anxiously waiting for a weather window, we are off! We are all stocked up with enough provisions to last us more than a month of sailing until we get to some decent shops in Nadi, Fiji. Our fuel tanks are full along with our water tanks even though we have a water maker. We updated our Google Earth maps of Tonga and Fiji because the charts cannot be relied on in these areas. We have visited and revisited all the boat systems, on a boat that is well found and Steve is a very competent captain with a lot of experience. There has never been a boat more prepared to meet the challenges of the often treacherous passage from NZ to the islands.
Let's hope it all goes smoothly.