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Old 20-11-2005, 03:34   #1
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Mexico - New Zealand

From Ken Machtley & Cathy Siegismund ~ s/v “Felicity” (Tashiba 31)

Cruising the Coconut Milk Run
When we left from Mexico to journey across the Pacific we had lots of questions about what we would find among the islands. We savored the few chances we had to talk to cruisers that had been there in recent years and gleaned a lot of good information and advice from them. We also read a lot of articles in magazines, SSCA bulletins and the Internet but we never found a comprehensive source of information about the trip. So, once we reached New Zealand we decided to write one.
Written for the Puddle Jump Class of 2002, this guide covers everything from preparing to leave Mexico to cruising through the traditional Coconut Milk Run. The content is based on our experience in 2001 and some info has changed. Of particular note, French Polynesia has changed their visa regulations significantly.
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Gord, we met Kath & Ken when testing liferafts (in the desert, of all places...) - very sharp folks who's entire website is worthy reading for aspiring cruising sailors. Their Puddle Jump write-up is practical & comprehensive IMO and so is their New Zealand write-up.

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