June 10, 2009 – June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009

All is good here, rain today, supposed to get real windy 35kt or so.. Not heading to Vanuatu yet, they are covered in RED, and you know Jim doesen’t go where there is red. So for now we are seeing New Cal. We have a car yesterday we did some shopping and exploring (by accident) of the island. what a view we enjoyed. Will be at least 4 or 5 more days before we leave. Will keep you posted.


June 17, 2009

I made it! Im on the boat…yipee! All is well!


June 16, 2009

SAT phone is working again YEAH!!! so we can get emails again.

All ok, will get Christy today at 4 something.


June 15, 2009

We arrived in New Cal about 10:30 last night, Tom met us at the dock to help us tie up.

Somehow all our minutes are gone on the Sat phone, so no email to the boat til we can get in touch with Andy Cool in Ft Lauderdale and see just what the problem is.

Hope everyone is well, guess Christy got off ok, we will pick her up at the airport tomorrow(Our Wed).


June 14, 2009

22*51’S X 164*40’E or about 100 miles ESE of new cal. Will get there tonight but will wait for tues moring to pass through reef. All is well


June 13, 2009

Wonderful day on the water. Sure wish we would run into summer. Still VERY cool, we’re ready to sweat a bit.

It is 1:32 in the afternoon,23*31′.260S/162*36′.050E 072* heading, 6,0kts 212.9nm to New Cal (36hrs)

Christy, the airport is about 50 minutes from where we will be. I think we’ll rent a car to come get you. We’ll see if Jim changes his mind before then. Will let you knoe before you leave. There are shuttles and taxi’s.


June 13, 2009

g’day, we’re inching along, been a slow go tonight. Almost mid night 290.1nm to go, 5.2kts heading 73*

We’re all good, anxious about Uncle Bill, please keep us up to date.

Miss you much, Christy will see you in a few days…..yeah!!!!!

Lesley hope your trip has been everything you wanted it to be.

Much love, Mom

June 12, 2009

great passage so far. 24*23′ SX 159*30’E or about 1/2 way. Everybody is ok except Martha told all 4 days??? so the 6 day trip bummed out Holly and Brad

Christy we should be able to meet you at airport?? We should arrive Tuesday. If we aren’t there get cab to take you to Port Moselle, it is the small boat docks, office there, we will meet you there.


June 12, 2009

We have had a really good day on the water, every ones stomach has settled a bit. We are 449.4nm to New Cal at the moment we are traveling 076* at 5.5kts. Not real fast just steady, twice a day we are in radio contact with “Priscilla” and “Adelia” Adelia is about half way to Tonga,, they are headed to Hawaii. “Priscilla” will be a couple of days ahead of us in New Cal. The moon is not up yet and there are so many stars it takes your breath away.


June 10, 2009

Headed to New Caledonia

Finished the 1st night, little rolly, but following sea so no banging. Got away yesterday and cleared inlet at 1:30. position 26*47’S X 155*04’E.