We spent some time yesterday with Kiwi friends on s/v Vivacious (Roger & Michelle) and m/v Yankee (Colin, Barbara & Steve). The Southwest wind forecast is 20 knots gusting 30 so a bunch of boats will take off for Great Barrier Island we hope. We want the first group to pass through there before we head on over or else it would be like Desolation Sound B.C. on an August weekend.
Cheers & Love from New Zealand