Preparing for departure

PASSAGE FROM OPUA NZ TO SAVUSAVU FIJI

After two false appointments with New Zealand Customs, we thought we finally had a stable weather window to get to Minerva Reef North and confirmed our departure from Opua, Bay of Islands NZ for Wed 22 May. We were busy the few days before departing, now with a solid departure date. We subscribed to Chris …

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Ted’s new job- Preparing Southern Star for the South Pacific

When I ‘retired’ from my job at Garmin at the end of the year, I pictured spending time on the boat doing those projects that have been on my ‘To Do’ list forever. This included polishing the flybridge cowling, re-painting the aluminum door frames, re-finishing the teak cap rail in the cockpit, and having a …

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Shipping News

Our dream; our plan has always been to enjoy cruising Southern Star along the US East Coast, through the Bahamas, and to eventually cruise her south, through the Panama Canal and onward through the Pacific and eventually to our home, New Zealand. https://photos.app.goo.gl/XySFBcFX4U5E8x4K6 As you have journeyed with us through our blog and Facebook posts, …

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Customs man says, “she got to leave.”

  Back to Great Harbour Cay photos Return to Great Harbour Cay   As that great philosopher, Jimmy Buffet crons, "The customs man says she has to leave, But she's got a plan hidden up her shrewd sleave" (Manana, Son of a Son of a Sailor) We had a good weather window to depart from …

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