Preparations for the Tasman crossing

Over the past week we have rapidly covered as much of Australia as possible, and as much as the weather would allow! We have met some lovely and helpful people, who will all be mentioned when we cover our journey in more detail..

Having carefully watched the weather, we have identified a two-day period suitable for a crossing to New Zealand. Unlike our original plan, this involves a stop-off at the remote Australian island of Lord Howe. 

Today we travelled down south from Cairns, battling through the smoke and reduced visibility produced by the bush fires, and finally arrived in Caloundra. There, Tony from AMS services gave the Rotax engine a thorough service and didn’t leave an inch unchecked, giving us the piece of mind to make the crossing to Lord Howe tomorrow.

Keep upto date on the tracker over the next couple of days (gb-nz.com/tracker) … and fingers crossed for the weather!


Chris Pote