Duet on Passage


You have to have a plan B. We departed Fiji with all intention of heading to Opua, New Zealand. The weather looked pretty good, 20 knots from ESE. However the grib files were not telling the truth. Once out of the pass the wind was SE and 25-30+ with even higher gusts. It took less than a minute to look at each other and decide to turn right and head for New Caledonia. Our friend can still fly back from there and we can have a bit of cruise before heading south again. For a cruising boat to spend 5 days in one place must be some kind of a record.

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