Bob McDavitt, our weather router, writes a weekly weather forecast for the western South Pacific and New Zealand area - he calls them 'Bobgrams'. They're pretty generic but most of the cruisers in this area count on them. There's always a section on travel between Figi/New Caledonia/Tonga and New Zealand and this week he talks about how the going is good right now but to not try to arrive this weekend. We should arrive by Friday.
I don't think we've turned the iPod off since we left. It really helps the time to pass on the night watches. We've talked to some people who watch movies when they're on watch.
We could hit our halfway point tomorrow.
Our spirits remain good and we're grateful for the emails that we've received from our families and friends. Please keep them coming.
At 10/24/2011 12:57 AM (utc) Rutea's position was 25°30.28'S 179°04.56'W
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