Lars Alfredson
Fri 7 Dec 2012 21:30
Hello Sailingfriends,
Dawnbreaker have now arrived in Tahiti after approx. 5000 NM sailing from Puerto Montt, Chile.
In my original plans I would now turn right and sail for Hawaii and on to Alaska.
Unfortunately I have had to change these plans as I can not get a visa for USA here in Tahiti. To get one I will have to fly to Auckland, New Zealand.
My revised plans are now to spend the coming months here in French Polynesia and explore the area. Later next year I will probably head for New Zealand.
The trip to Alaska will be put on hold for a couple of years.
We are now moored in Papeete to refill stores and do some repairs. Papeete is a noisy big city and we want to leave as soon as possible.
Steve and Mike will leave the boat here and fly home.
From Papeete I will sail to Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea and Bora Bora in the Society Islands. After this back to the Touamotos to explore more of the nice atolls
(Rangiroa, Ahe, Takaroa and more). Later in the new year I will sail up to the Marquesas (Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva and more).
In April-May I will head further West to Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji Islands. About November it is time to head for New Zealand.
We are now 3 persons on board. With me on board are Fred and Grete, it is not decided for how long they will stay.
I have room fo 2-3 new crew that want to sail in the South Pacific.
If you want to come sailing, please let me know and we will sort out the details.
Calm sailing,
P.S. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! A hear that the winter came early in Europe. Here we have 30C both in the air and the water.