We wanted to take a couple moments out to let everyone know that we are safe and not anywhere near White Island. Of course this is a popular spot and a place we’ve considered sailing to next Spring but we’ll just have to see how that goes.
Currently the news here in New Zealand is saying that five are confirmed dead and at least thirteen are still missing. Among the missing are Americans, Australians, British, Chinese and New Zealanders. Search and Rescue is working diligently to try to locate the missing. This is certainly a tragic day here. We are keeping all of those involved in our prayers and ask you to as well.
The New Zealand Red Cross has a site where people can go to register that they are safe and also to register a missing person who may have been on the island. Here is the link:
Captain Dan & Jilly