After five months of cruising in “the boonies,” re-entry into civilization is a bit of a shocker. It is great to be back “home” in Auckland, but it may take us a while to catch our breath and adjust from “island time” to the pace of a big city.
We’ve parked Moonshadow in her previous home [...]
We’ve been asked if the recent events in the U.S. will change our cruising plans, and the answer would be no for the most part. While the recent events have put a dent in the cruising kitty (hopefully a short-term situation) it will not affect our plan and desire to circumnavigate. It may affect our [...]
October 4, 2001
We departed Noumea, New Caledonia at 1400 hours on Thursday under sunny skies with no wind and the Caledonian lagoon was like a mill pond. Cate, MaiTai and I are sailing with our Kiwi mate Graham Jones, who flew up from Auckland to join us for the passage.
We spent ten relaxing days [...]