Somebody further up asked for an update when we got back, so here it is..
We are back in NZ, ended up leaving on boxing day and arriving on the 16th after diverting to Tonga
to dodge a nasty tropical storm off the NZ coast. Had a pretty good, but slightly bumpy trip, with no major dramas. Now we just need to sell the house and 90% of our stuff, upgrade a few bits on the boat
, and then get out of here..