Originally Posted by KodiakMike
Just a quick hello from a new member
. My wife and one year old son and I left home in Alaska five months ago, bound for Oz. Had a great summer sailing out of Alaska and have been working our way down the west coast
of U.S. since September. The mainland US makes us miss Alaska, but we're primed for everything that Mexico
and the South Pacific
may have in store for us!
Should be a great adventure. Don't miss New Zealand
. I would highly recommend Middleton Reef on your way to Oz (300 miles ESE of Brisbane). Too many boats miss that treasure. Excellent (large) anchorage in pure white (good holding) sand. Wide open to the wind
but protectected from the swell except from the NW (it rarely blows from there) Best snorkeling and diving
in the world. 300 ship wrecks. Amazing place. Zero land. Everything is below the surface.
I've stopped there on 2 different occasions, 10 days each time. Had 30kt trade
winds for a few days at a time and we were perfectly comfortable.