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Bringing her home #4

Bringing her home #4

23rd Oct 2017 Hi there Family and Friends, Well if yesterday was special then today was magnificent to say the least. We arrived at Chesterfield Reef at about 0830 – look it up on GoogleEarth. It is a vast reef arrangement about 67nm long by 38nm wide containing a huge lagoon about 45m deep pretty […]

Back in Port Vila again

Back in Port Vila again

Monday 2 October 2017 Waterfront seawall, Port Vila   A series of tacks between Malekula and Ambrym Islands through the night, then a long tack to get into the lee of Epi in the early morning, then saw us on a steady course to Efate and our eventual destination Port Vila. The wind held from […]

Time to head south

Time to head south

Sunday 1 October 2017 At sea, between Luganville and Port Vila After yesterday’s excitement, the still, sunny warmth of the morning saw each of the crew emerge in their own time. Unusually there were six other boats anchored around us off the Beachfront Resort, making it a delicate procedure last night to pick our way […]

Boat people of Ambae

Boat people of Ambae

Saturday 30 September 2017 Asanvari, Maewo   Having made our promise to assist Chief Justin with the evacuation of his list of 28 people from Lolowai (Ambae Island) to Luganville (Espiritu Santo Island) – a journey of around nautical 55 miles – we first had to make it to Lolowai. The agreed pick-up time was […]

Take me back to Asanvari

Take me back to Asanvari

Thursday 28 September 2017 Asanvari, Maewo [sailmail thought it was snailmail and took over a day to arrive] After a gloriously still night on the mooring at Aore Island Resort, with the lights of Luganville across the Segond Channel, it was an easy departure around 6:00am. No need to winch aboard the chain and anchor, […]

End of Mission 4

End of Mission 4

(back at) Sola, Vanua Lava Sunday 24 September 2017 A bit over 2 weeks ago four volunteer sailors, six medical volunteers, plus five local Ni-van medical folk – 15 people in all – came together for the start of Mission 4. Talk about an eclectic group. But despite our many differences, we each shared a […]