Peter, Auckland, NZL asks:
No question. Just one of our friends left NZ to cross the
Southern Ocean some weeks ago and have just arrived in Puerto Montt so
don't be surprised is a Kiwi says "hi" as we have been following your
trip for some time. Best of luck and "see" you in New Zealand.
Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
Peter, does this boat look familar? Your friend Pete told us about you and
wanting to perhaps replace your steel trawler with a Nordhavn. Pete also
said he read a bit of VofE himself. That is quite a compliment from such a
well traveled cruiser. Kevin Alcost, Pete's crewman for the Southern Ocean
trip, has offered to help us when we land in Opua. We have met a number of
Kiwis cruising. You guys are the best and one of Egret's main reasons for
visiting New Zealand. Small world mi amigo.