These are the last photos that we will post from New Caledonia. Things have moved along quickly and Saturday morning we begin the 812 nautical mile passage to Brisbane, Australia. We arrived back in Noumea yesterday (Wednesday) and quickly learned that a weather window to Australia was open this weekend. Last year we spent three weeks waiting for a window and this year we will not wait at all since Saturday is the earliest that we can leave. The weather forecast is too good to pass up.
The passage will take us about five days — we hope to arrive at slack tide in Brisbane around noon on Thursday, October 22. We will post updates along the way.