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Off to Oz in the morning

We are now in Port Vila, Vanuatu and are leaving for Bundaberg, Australia in the morning. The forecast looks pretty good although we will have to be careful not to get too far south too soon as there is a good-sized high coming off the coast in a few days.

Will report back on arrival - should be around 8 days (he said hopefully) for a little over 1000 miles

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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That's a really nice passage coming up for you. Stopping in the Chesterfields? Enjoy the Bundaberg Rum factory tour!


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Great to be able to follow your progress! Have a safe passage.

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Have a great ride killarney!! And send pics when you can!


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Good sailing to you killarney and you picked a good destination - The Land of Oz is all it's cracked up to be
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I guess by the time you read this you will be in Oz so I hope you enjoyed the passage.

Shame all of the Oz Sailnetters are some distance south of Bundy, nonetheless I'm sure you'll find Oz a nice place to visit.

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I guess by the time you read this you will be in Oz so I hope you enjoyed the passage.
I hope he remebered to report his intentions to Customs a while back... otherwise he might still be out there!

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I hope he remebered to report his intentions to Customs a while back... otherwise he might still be out there!

that thought did drift slowly through my head but I'm quietly confident ...

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Hey Killarney, welcome to Queensland. Sugar Cane, Bundy Rum etc.
Bundaberg Port Marina is great, they have (or had) a courtesy bus to town.

If you're going a little further south before Cyclone season, we are about 40hrs sail south of you. If you need anything we can put you in touch with (hopefully) the right people.
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