AVATAR is headed to New Zealand for R&R and a bit of a facelift. Also it is nearly the official end of cruising season in Fiji. Cyclone season starts up soon and there will be a mass exodus of cruising yachts, many of them also heading to New Zealand to lay over for the season.
Nick and Danny left Denarau Marina yesterday, stopping by the Port of Lautoka to officially clear out of Fiji. They are now 152 nautical miles on their way with another 900 nautical miles or so to go. Apparently there was a significant delay in Lautoka as the customs officials had mislaid the stamp needed to officially finalize the departure paperwork!
If you have Google Earth you can click on the Google Earth link to see an interactive view AVATAR’s last posted position. This will download a .kml file to your downloads folder. Double click on it to open in Google Earth to get a “fly by” view of AVATAR’s last reported location. You’ll have to zoom out – there’s a lot of ocean out there!
Or just click on the photo for an enlarged static view.