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New Caledonia provides comfort after the storm

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2014

~~<p>Noumea, New Caledonia &raquo; After writing last week about our cushy cruise from Fiji to New Caledonia on our 37-foot ketch, Honu, the Pacific Ocean rose up to remind us who's boss.</p>
<p>Craig and I could see trouble ahead, solid black clouds that grew taller and wider with each sunny downwind mile we sailed. We've sailed through such weather fronts time and again, but even so, it's sobering business heading straight into such a menacing wall.</p>
~~

Noumea, New Caledonia » After writing last week about our cushy cruise from Fiji to New Caledonia on our 37-foot ketch, Honu, the Pacific Ocean rose up to remind us who's boss.

Craig and I could see trouble ahead, solid black clouds that grew taller and wider with each sunny downwind mile we sailed. We've sailed through such weather fronts time and again, but even so, it's sobering business heading straight into such a menacing wall. Login for more...



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