Local Talent

Sun Jul 7 14:34 2019 NZST
GPS: 16 26.34s 167 47.04e
Run: 96.8nm (175.2km)

Been in Port Sandwich, Malakula Island, Vanuatu for a few days. We delayed departing today waiting for a rain front to arrive that never arrived. Gail is handcranking the sailrite sewing machine making a dress. I’m doing a few boat projects. Nice to be living full time in bathing suits. Though no swimming in this harbor due to the shark reputation. Heading north tomorrow...


Sat Jun 22 10:51 2019 NZST
GPS: 17 44.661s 168 18.826e
Run: 197.1nm (356.8km)

Hanging in Port Villa, Vanuatu. Gail says there has been great improvements to the town since her last visit in 2015. Now they have a nice waterfront walk fr part of the town. Great veggies and a French bakery. Continuing North to more islands on Monday or Tuesday.


Mon May 27 10:26 2019 NZST
GPS: 20 14.235s 169 46.728e
Run: 1055.4nm (1910.3km)
Avg: 3.5knts
24hr: 84.6nm
Weather: Sunny and 0 wind

Been hanging in Anetyium, Vanuatu about a week now... Maybe stay another week? We are the only boat. Heard the cruise ship arrives next weekend, so we might stay till then to witness the zoo on the village as the tourists descend on Mystery Island! Next up will be Resolution Harbor at Tanna. We have a letter of permission from customs, and the local police captain said because of the letter, we can stay awhile. Hope we can stretch it out for another week? Gail is teaching at the school. Nice snorkeling. Nice people. Beautiful harbor, so why leave?


Tue May 14 23:04 2019 NZST
GPS: 34 58.149s 174 20.378e

Departed NZ to Vanuatu today. Currently Gail is sleeping g and Dean s having nternet sailing in 10 kts wind off Cape Brett. A Smooth, moon filled night.


Mon May 6 18:47 2019 NZST
GPS: 35 43.463s 174 19.583e
Run: 30.6nm (55.4km)

Local Talent, with Gail and Dean, are hanging in Whangarei waiting for the next window to Vanuatu. Most projects are done? Well, maybe not? The electric heater is on until we cast off from the dock!


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