, 2022-12-25 18:55:00,
Ocean outlook: Pacific, South China Sea and Indian
by Noonsite 26 Dec 00:55 UTC
Pacific Ocean © Noonsite
For those of you planning to head to the South Pacific this coming season, don’t forget to download satellite charts for the areas you’re going to visit before you leave North America. Bruce and Alene of SV Migration have free charts available on their Chart Locker, but bear in mind a complete set of charts for only French Polynesia (ArcGIS, BingSat, GoogleSat and Navionics) is over 10GB, so you’ll want to have a fast and cheap connection for download. If you are in Mexico, to avoid having to download, Mike and Kat in Banderas Bay have a copy of the FP charts at Cruiser Comfort, and Andy Barrow kindly donated a portable drive with the charts that can be borrowed from the Vallarta Yacht Club. There’s probably a copy or two floating around La Paz as well.
The first boat has arrived in Niue since borders opened last month. SV Independence told Noonsite: “We are in Nuie right now, as the first boat to visit in three years. We picked up one of two Moorings and were greeted by Keith who has been incredibly helpful in showing us around. A wonderful guy who really cares about the island!”.
Since we reported on the possible closure of the NYC last month, Keith has been inundated with support from cruisers that have visited Niue…
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