Yesterday, the crew of Amandla started our journey northward from Gulf Harbor. On the first day out, we were treated to pouring rain and gale force winds, but safely tucked into Christian Bay overnight.
We are now sailing to Marsden Cove, Whangarei in sunny (albeit cold) conditions and lighter winds.
Tomorrow, we will check out of New Zealand and sail toward Fiji via Minerva Reef.
Once we leave the shores of New Zealand, we will be off-grid for 2+ weeks but will be sending periodic position updates via satellite phone along the way. You can follow our updates on Farkwar or on Twitter .
I will miss many things about New Zealand. The Captain says he will miss our used Honda Odyessy and the large portion of his liver that he had resected here at the end of March.
We are both looking forward to warmer climates.
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