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Old 23-02-2011, 03:03   #1
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Hello, Just joined this forum and want to introduce myself. My wife and I own a 38 foot sloop which we built ourselves and have cruised the South Pacific for the last 8 years. We live in the North Island of New Zealand and have done the trip to the Islands several times. It's nice to escape the southern winters.
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Old 23-02-2011, 03:16   #2
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I can imagine millions of NZ sheep with snowshoes on! (Sorry, tongue-in-cheek Canadian)

Welcome to the forums, Alan! Looking forward to your knowledge of the South Pacific, as I'm gearing up to head down there, enroute to the Southern Philippines.

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Old 23-02-2011, 04:42   #3
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Do you have pics of the South Pacific that you can post?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Alan and bajacch.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Would love to see a photo of your boat.
kind regards,
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Old 23-02-2011, 14:48   #6
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Re: Sailing to the South Pacific

Welcome Alan

Great to have you here. Will be good to hear any tips etc re Sth Pacific. We are off north on May 1st!

This is a great forum, hope you enjoy it:-)
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Old 23-02-2011, 15:20   #7
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Hi Allan, like you we are new users of this site. Have fun in the South Pacific, we are just leaving Australia for the Mediterranean.

To Bajacch ... have a look at Home: Buena Vista Buena Vista*- - Selene 59... this is our boats web site and we have some of our travel pictures there
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Re: Sailing to the South Pacific

Hi Alan,
I was thinking about this the other day. In your winter, which is our summer, you dream of going north to escape the cold and in our winter, which is your summer, we dream of heading south for the same reason. Well, thank goodness gravity holds us all down.

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Where is New Zealand?

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Near Austria
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Wait... there's a NEW Zealand???
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G'day, Alan. Welcome aboard. Maybe our tacks will cross sometime. We base out of the Bay of Islands. Cheers.
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Wait... there's a NEW Zealand???
Soon will be. The old one fell down this week
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