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Rache 10th May leaving Opua

We have cleared customs in NZ and about to  head back  into the big blue.  Heading north for Fiji with a possible stop at Minerva Reef.  we are looking forward to some warmer weather and a good passage.

Time for a last handstand on NZ ground.

Time for a last handstand on NZ ground.

All aboard for Fiji.

All aboard for Fiji.

 

Bit sad but excited to be leaving NZ and heading north.

Bit sad but excited to be leaving NZ and heading north.

 

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Untie that boat I say.

Untie that boat I say.

...and off

…and off

see ya Opua.

see ya Opua.

 

783 nautical miles to North Minerva Reef……

4 thoughts on “Rache 10th May leaving Opua

  1. Hi Guys, loving following your adventure! So impressed with your travels so far…..wishing you a safe and enjoyable leg to North Minerva Reef. Calm seas and smooth sailing xx

  2. Great to hear about your NZ travels, Justin! I hope to get there one day with the family. It’s so exciting to see your photos and read about your lovely family’s experiences, from the walks and wildlife to the meticulous preparation for the journey north. Jarrah and Khan seem to having a wonderful time, as do Rachael and you!

    All the best for a smooth passage to Fiji!

    Best to all,

    Ubaldino

  3. Trip progress map; (From texts sent to Simon)
    (copy link and paste into browser)
    http://binged.it/1mLN3FD

    11 May (H on Map)
    Left NZ on 11 May on the way to Fiji.
    Rolly sea with showers and plenty of wind

    12 May (I on Map)

    13 May (J on Map)
    Bright Moon and good wind sunset now 3:28pm AEST

    14 May (K on Map)
    Been drifting all day, dead calm, nudie family mid pacific swim

    17 May (L on Map)
    Still on go, slow rolling lumpy rainy windy sea, all okay but getting cabin fever

    19 May (M on Map)
    Bit horrible last 48 Hrs, Big wet windy squalls at night, tired and drenched but all okay. Sky clearing YaY!

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