A few of you have been asking about just where Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu and Iron Lady are on the map. Well courtesy of Google Earth, here it is. Off to the left side of the map is Australia. At the bottom left of center is New Zealand.
We left the North island of New Zealand in early April. Our first destination was Nuku Akofa in Tonga roughly 1250 nautical miles from New Zealand. That will give some idea as to the scale of the map. Then it was on to Fiji where Iron Lady is currently. We will do another trip around Fiji with 2 of our children when we rejoin our gal around July 22nd. Unfortunately, the scale of the map does not permit showing the details of our travels among the islands of Fiji and Tonga but that is covered in other posts.
After our children head home around August 13, our plan is to head for Vanuatu at the top center of the map. Then it will be back to Whangarei on the North island of New Zealand sometime late in September. Iron Lady will then spend some time in Whangarei at Circa Marine (the builder) for some modifications and minor fixes.