Thu Aug 3 7:00 2017 NZST
Run: 68.7nm (124.3km)
Weather: wind S 8kn, 20%cc, 0m
The wind lightened during the day from the SE and made an easier motor sail. I decided to spend the night at Banam Bay on Malekula. I will sail to Epi today.
Fri Jul 28 6:54 2017 NZST
Run: 56.5nm (102.3km)
Weather: wind SSE 10kn, 20%cc, 0m
Anchored at Vao island at the north end of Malakula. Had winds 15-20 from ESE for the sail yesterday. They are celebrating ?Independence Day? here this week. Sail to Aore today.
Sun Jul 23 9:33 2017 NZST
Run: 21.9nm (39.6km)
Weather: wind SE 15kn, 80%cc, 0m
Anchored at Lolton on NE Pentecost Island. Beautiful day yesterday. Showers last night and occasional gusts over the mountain ridge. Friendly village, Matthew and Mary to prepare a meal for us and show us around. Glenda to give us a tour of the haunted cave. We will sail to Ambrym tomorrow.
Sat Jul 22 7:18 2017 NZST
Run: 49.6nm (89.8km)
Weather: wind S 8kn, 10%cc, 0m
Anchored in vanilla Bay at Ambae Island. Leaving for Lolton on Pentacost this morning. Had a good crossing from Santo yesterday. Followed David?s suggestion. Had a fast close reach to Devil?s Point and then stayed in with land for easy motor sail to the anchorage.
Thu Jul 20 7:24 2017 NZST
Run: 10.6nm (19.2km)
Weather: wind ESE 0kn, 10%cc, 0m
Anchored by Oyster Island resort in flat calm warm weather. Disappointed that the new owners of the resort do not want cruisers on shore and are not maintaining the markers through the inner reef. Only two marks left so without a good track the narrow pass is treacherous.
Tue Jul 18 7:15 2017 NZST
Run: 34.6nm (62.6km)
Weather: wind SE 10kn, 100%cc, 0m
In Port Stanley after changing plans yesterday. Ambrym had dense cloud cover and with showers in the forecast we decided head north. Had 18-20kn from SE for the sail yesterday. We will sail to Louganville this morning.
Mon Jul 17 7:12 2017 NZST
Weather: wind SE 12kn, 100%cc, 0m
In Gaspard Bay in the Maskelynes, but planning to sail to Ambrym this morning, about 30nm to Ranvetlam. Less windy but still gusts up to 25kn. Overcast and chilly. Hoping for some clearing tomorrow to maybe walk unto the volcano.
Sun Jul 16 9:39 2017 NZST
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
Weather: wind SE 15kn, 100%cc, 0m
Motored to Gaspard Bay in the Maskelynes yesterday. Hoping to see some Dugongs, but no luck yet. Locals brought out some fruit and veggies in their canoe. Very windy with gusts up to 25kn. Overcast and chilly. If the wind eases a bit we will sail to Ambrym tomorrow.
Thu Jul 13 8:33 2017 NZST
Run: 34.5nm (62.4km)
Weather: wind SE 16kn, 100%cc, 0m
Anchored at Akhamb Island. It is a tiny island at the southern end of Malekula with white sand beaches, clear water, and several very friendly villages. Unfortunately, as nice a day as we had yesterday, this morning is overcast, rainy, with strong southeast wind. We may move around to the Maskelyne Islands this afternoon if the wind allows.
Fri Jul 7 7:30 2017 NZST
Run: 102.7nm (185.9km)
Weather: wind ENE 2kn, 20%cc, 0m
Safely anchored at the quarantine area in Port Vila. Slower day yesterday with the wind on the stern. Arrived here at around midnight. All is well on board.
Sun May 21 13:33 2017 NZST
Run: 395.8nm (716.4km)
Weather: wind NW 03kn, 100%cc, 0m from east
Easy sailing all the way through Navula Passage and now flat water and no wind in the lagoon. We will anchor outside of Vuda Point Marina and clear customs in the morning. All is well aboard.
Sat May 20 9:54 2017 NZST
Run: 170.5nm (308.6km)
Weather: wind ESE 20kn, 10%cc, 2m from east
Another beautiful morning after beautiful night. We have been sailing since yesterday morning with 3 reefs and a patch of jib to slow down and arrive on Sunday afternoon late. This will allow us to clear in at Vuda Point on Monday morning. It also allows for easier sailing with the cross seas. All is well aboard.
Fri May 19 7:12 2017 NZST
Run: 145.2nm (262.8km)
Weather: wind ESE 12kn, 10%cc, 1m from east
Beautiful morning after beautiful night. Looks like a Sunday arrival in Fiji which is a little problematic with customs there. Requires going to Lautoka not Vuda and paying pretty heavy overtime fees. Maybe hole up somewhere until Monday? Not sure yet.
Sun May 14 7:39 2017 NZST
Run: 133nm (240.7km)
Weather: wind SSE 10kn, 30%cc, 1.5m from south
Chilly partly sunny morning. We are motor sailing with wind near the stern to get as far north as possible before the front expected toward wednesday. All is well on board.
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