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post #10 of Old 05-22-2011
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Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
We will be in French Polynesia (lots of beer from Panama still) until early July) before heading west. We have decided to head to Australia rather than New Zealand for cyclone season. The Admiral has decided that she does not want to go that far south and get hit again and apparently you will get hit going from Tonga to NZ, the only question is how often and how hard. We will go from Vanuatu to Bundaberg/Brisbane and stay north.
Glad to hear you are coming this way!

I'd second the reports you've heard about Tonga to NZ - true enough, I'm afraid, although people do get through unscathed.

SimonV would be the one to ask about entry - and he's around Brisbane somewhere. I'd think you'd be best clearing into Brisbane, catching up on sleep and then heading to Mooloolaba, Bundaberg or further north. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at Wynnum/Manly, just south of the Brisbane River has all the facilities you could ever desire after arriving from OS. I'd suggest you head there for a spell..

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