May 18, 2017
We’re getting ready to shove off from beautiful Lord Howe Island. We’ve had a wonderful time, extended beyond our plans by bad weather between here and New Caledonia. Even now, the weather isn’t right to get us to New Cal without the trauma of beating into the wind, so we plan to go to Middleton reef for a week or so.
Middleton is a small reef, a couple miles across, with no land above water at high tide. It belongs to Australia and we had to obtain a permit to visit. This will be an adventure!
We won’t have much in the way of communications until we get to New Cal. More then. We’ll try to send regular updates to YIT on our Legacy page (Here’s a link). -Rich