We will leave Port Moselle in Noumea, Nw Caledonia for Brisbane in one hour (at 9 am local time). The weather forecast is excellent. So good that other boats that planned to leave later, altered their plans because of the forecast. The Port Captain told me that Sabbatical III was the 28th boat to check-out so far that day, and wondered where everyone was going.
We filled up with duty-free diesel, baguettes, and “passage food.” We got out long underwear out of storage and checked out all boat systems. We will send updates enroute.