We have left for Australia. It should be about a 7 to 8 day passage. We had 850nm to go when we exited the pass out of New Caledonia at 1600 hours today Monday, Oct. 25. I don't think I have any Halloween treats on board, there is some chocolate but I am sure it will be long gone by then. At the moment we are screaming along at 7 knots with a triple reefed main and our staysail, wind is on the beam so we are flying. Occasionally a rogue wave comes along and smacks us and I have changed my clothes so I am now dry and I hope to stay that way. The weather looks decent for the passage so wish us fair winds.