About the Ship
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Alaska, Canada, NW
Fiji to New Zealand
New Zealand to Fiji
Fiji to Australia
Papua New Guinea
Coral Sea '07
Photo Album - Fiji To New Zealand
What should have been an 8-10 day 1000-mile trip turned into a challenging 18 day 1800-mile trip. The first day out of Fiji was a near record 184 miles. At that point we were thinking maybe only 6 days. The next day the wind turned on the nose and basically stayed right there for the next 17 days. We hove-to in 25 knots waiting for a wind shift. It didn't happen. Then we sailed west looking for a wind shift. We didn't find it. Then we tacked to the east with the same result. It turned out to be a very zigzag course to Fiji! We had a great crew, had some very good sailing, and for the first time in a long time saw the bottom of the pantry! Made for some very innovative meals.
We arrived in Opua, New Zealand on December 9. Chris had a flight out of Auckland that afternoon. NZ customs was very accommodating and checked us through very promptly. Quick burgers and beers, and Chris and Miles were off to the Kerikeri airport for a short hop to Auckland.
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