We will be leaving within the hour for the Passe de Poum and the northern most reaches of New Caledonia. It is 176 nautical miles from where we are (Ilot Tenia) to the Passe de Poum. The route takes out of the lagoon via the Pass de Saint Vincent and then outside the reef to Passe de Poum. We will either anchor out near Poum or continue north to the Isles Belep about 50 miles further north. We are accompanied by Mike and Lyn of “Wombat of Sydney”. Weather forecast is excellent. The sail to Poum will take about 24-26 hours.