Mon Dec 18 13:14 2017 NZDT
Run: 31.6nm (57.2km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.1nm
9 25.73064S 159 57.58416E

At Honiara quarantine & customs. In about an hour will be unloading donated cargo for local pre school, school, and art school.

Joe, good to hear from you last night. Just got to work and checking you out now. Last day at work today! Sail On Brother...Andrew

Hello to Joe - good to hear from you today - we will all be glad of your safe return - been following you all the way and trying to work out when you will be back - lots a love - Tania and family.
Mon Dec 18 6:20 2017 NZDT
Run: 65.3nm (118.2km)
Avg: 11.9knts
24hr: 286.2nm
9 24.39684S 160 25.3431E

Motoring all night to Honiara

Mon Dec 18 0:52 2017 NZDT
Run: 31.4nm (56.8km)
Avg: 2.6knts
24hr: 62.6nm
9 56.75076S 161 12.5169E

Sun Dec 17 12:50 2017 NZDT
Run: 35.8nm (64.8km)
10 11.85714S 161 35.59206E
Weather: Flat calm, 45 miles sth Guadalcanal Island

Hi Doug.....looks like you are making good progress. Errol flew corsairs in the Solomon's during WWII. He got shot down in Jacquinot Bay off the island of New Britain, Solomon Islands...parachuted into the sea & ultimately picked up by a passing American Catalina flying boat in the area. Safe passage to your destination. Send me a message if you get this. Merry Christmas, Mark Turner.
Sat Dec 16 13:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 10.4nm (18.8km)
Avg: 6.8knts
24hr: 162.5nm
10 25.13472S 162 4.18656E

Plan to be at Honiara quarantine 8am Monday

Great progress. You'll be pleased to be on dry land!
Sat Dec 16 12:22 2017 NZDT
Run: 80.7nm (146.1km)
Avg: 6.2knts
24hr: 149.6nm
10 27.44634S 162 13.0842E

Fri Dec 15 23:25 2017 NZDT
Run: 74.5nm (134.8km)
Avg: 29.1knts
24hr: 698.4nm
11 14.81076S 163 5.66148E
Weather: Big sea running, wind up, and darn nasty day

Fri Dec 15 20:52 2017 NZDT
Run: 61.3nm (111km)
Avg: 3.8knts
24hr: 91.1nm
12 3.23082S 163 49.40682E

Fri Dec 15 4:43 2017 NZDT
Run: 135.7nm (245.6km)
Avg: 8.1knts
24hr: 194nm
12 43.55214S 164 25.0296E

Heading for lee side San Cristobel. Getting thrown around.

Thu Dec 14 11:56 2017 NZDT
Run: 110.9nm (200.7km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 122.6nm
13 59.53164S 165 57.56838E

On the way to Honiara

Wed Dec 13 14:13 2017 NZDT
Run: 27nm (48.9km)
15 8.32182S 167 7.17012E
Weather: windy and sea rough

Sheltering from weather and expect to leave Monday towards Honiara

Sun Dec 10 15:09 2017 NZDT
Run: 39.4nm (71.3km)
15 31.407204S 167 11.406444E
Weather: Fine and seas calm. Good sailing making 5 to 7 knots.

Enjoying a day in Luganville. An area with beautiful cool and clear fresh water swimming holes. Delivered to the local kindergarten books, educational materials and clothing which had been donated in NZ.

Sat Dec 9 22:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 118.2nm (213.9km)
16 3.43632S 167 23.99676E
Weather: Calm sea, very light wind

Arrived 22:00 Dec 8 local time. Hot and sticky. Boat running well at 6 knots

Thu Dec 7 18:45 2017 NZDT
Run: 13.2nm (23.9km)
17 34.3S 168 13.8E

Left Port Vila last night and now in Havannah hArbour , North Efate. This was a very busy harbour during WW2 and there’s are many coke bottles to be found. A small museum on the shore of the harbour has a great collection as in those days each coke bottling company made their own bottles and put their city name on them.

Wed Dec 6 9:12 2017 NZDT
Run: 131.8nm (238.6km)
Avg: 5.7knts
24hr: 136.8nm
17 44.80553s 168 18.69654e

Anchored at Port Vila and awaiting Customs. Presumably they will take a Yachting World mooring buoy and get familiar with this interesting town.

Tue Dec 5 10:04 2017 NZDT
Run: 259.7nm (470.1km)
19 22S 169 22.3E

Their SSB antenna is damaged - they can receive but not transmit.Hi Patricia, An update from Galilee. Their SSB antenna is damaged - they can receive but not transmit. Yesterday we received via InReach. At 4:39pm NZ DST. Thanks to Rob for this.

Tue Nov 28 13:28 2017 NZDT
Run: 54.2nm (98.1km)
22 33S 167 14.07E

Galilee has been at Prony , Isle of Pines, Now in route to Mare in the Loyalty Is thanks

Hi Doug....I just looked on the map of the Loyalty Islands & I'm pretty sure we stayed in the lagoon on the island with the town of Fayaoue nearby.....huge lagoon & lots of safe anchorages. Mark

Ahoy Doug! Mark Turner checking in. John just gave me the address name & your boat name, so I will be able to track your progress. Hope this message finds you well & making good progress. FYI, I also spent time in Noumea & Iles de Pine (2 months total) when I was on my South Pacific trip back in 1981. I changed to an Aussie boat in Noumea & then headed up through Loyalty Islands to Vanawatu (can't remember which island), before we turned east to northern Tonga (Wa'au?) & then Fiji, Palmerston Atoll (N. Cooks), Rarotonga, then finished up in French Polynesia for 2 wonderful months. The lagoon we stayed in at the main Loyalty island was big & beautiful & a great anchorage. Let me know if you get this message. Hoping you will be back on the Coromandel after Christmas. We will be at Front Beach from Dec. 29 through Jan. 14 so we can catch up & talk story. Your old buddy, Mark e. c. USA 808-262-9949 (also just signed uo to WhatsApp)
Mon Nov 20 9:41 2017 NZDT
Run: 268.5nm (486km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 87.3nm
22 16.617s 166 26.396e
Weather: fine, SE15

a good day to be in Noumea.

Fri Nov 17 7:54 2017 NZDT
Run: 152.1nm (275.3km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 160.1nm
26 08S 166 57E
Weather: 25plus SE

220nm form Noumea

Thu Nov 16 9:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 97.9nm (177.2km)
Avg: 45.5knts
24hr: 1091.4nm
28 11.28S 167 50.1E
Weather: S / SE around 25

All OK. A man of few words!

Thu Nov 16 6:57 2017 NZDT
Run: 1.9nm (3.4km)
29 23.7S 168 40.9E
Weather: off norfolk wind E/SE up to 25

Last evening, 20:49NZDST. Via In Reach -29.395401 Lon 168.681722

Wed Nov 15 19:34 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.7nm (1.3km)
29 25S 168 42E

Have an ssb problem so will be reporting from their InReach system. GHradio will update this page when we receive them

Wed Nov 15 13:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 279.4nm (505.7km)
Avg: 11.6knts
24hr: 279.4nm
29 25.4S 168 42.55E

at 19:26

Tue Nov 14 13:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 110.3nm (199.6km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.3nm
32 45.99S 171 21.9E

At 17:ish

Mon Nov 13 13:00 2017 NZDT
33 59.4S 172 35.56E

at NZDST 13:58

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