I got a reply to this last night from someone locally - she didn't find out about if off this forum. I met with her for a coffee this morning, it was rather amusing, she's more looking into the idea of doing such a trip but has been unsure how to go about it, she isn't really in a state to be able to pack life up and join us, anyway she used it to gain some info anyway.
So after about 30 mins of talking it came round to the fact I has asked for a single
mother, then she asked what's the chance of some monkey business once the kids
are asleep, I replied probably very little with a laugh, she then just said well that just breaks the whole deal I can't come with you now. All tongue in cheek.
I've had a lot of replies to this some from here some from other places in the last few weeks, but very few have actually been serious about actually coming with us, more just indulging a dream that maybe they might be able to do it, there are two people that are serious about it at this point, I have yet to actually meet either of them but I hope to rectify this in the coming couple of weeks.
In the meantime I have spoken to a few people at RQYS at lunch the other day, one of them a Weather
guru, he seems to think there is going to be a Cat 3 or 4 cyclone in mid to late April, so I think putting off our departure till the end of April will probably be the prudent thing to do. There is a possibility we could also sail around NZ until the season has past as there are a few things there we have not seen, but I guess we will see what the coming weeks bring.