2011-05 Kate & Scott Sail from New Zealand to Fiji…..2011 June Photos, 2011 New Zealand - Fiji - Vanuatu - New Caledonia to Australia Photos, 2011 New Zealand - Fiji - Vanuatu - New Caledonia to Australia Voyage, 2011 New Zealand - Fiji - Vanuatu - New Caledonia to Australia Voyage - Photos, 2011 Photos, By Date Photos, By Voyage Photos, Photos, Voyages / By Muhammad Click on the image to enlarge it, click on the ICON at the top right within the image to make it full size ENL Electronics, Safety at Sea and Burnsco Marine….We spent money like water! Sky Tower behind Kate. Much like Seattle’s Space Needle Sky Tower dominates the Auckland skyline We went for a visit after an incredible Brazilian barbecue restaurant Kate lives on her computer if the internet is available! Chris and Sandra Biggs hosted us the night before we left Auckland for Fiji Kate charming the Customs checkout officer. She’s really good at it too! Graham and Lynn leaving for Tonga in our “weather window”, one hour before us Dawn was a boat detailer extrodinaire and great new friend. Paul was my “go to guy” for anything needed doing while we were in Gulf Harbour. We were all checked out and left 15 minutes in the cold and very BLOWY front that was just passing by. 40 knots outside the bay. Kate was all pumped up and ready for anything on the bow of “Beach House”. We had only our staysail up at this time as it was blowing. Apologies to the Beatles. Kate worked very hard on her Royal Yachting Association “Day Skipper” course while aboard “Beach House”. Note the 37 KNOTS of apparent wind in the lower right hand corner. We hit 18.5 knots of boat speed during this trip. The day in you see here, we rarely went less than 8 knots! Never used the spinnaker, but the genoa and staysail saw plenty of days poled out to windward in the big breeze 7 days, a bunch of hours. Faster every day, we motored the last 20 miles in the “lee” of Viti Levu arriving at Lautoka, Fiji. More soon!