Arrived yesterday at Holiday Ocean View Marina, Samal Island Philippines. This will be our home for the rest of this year as we do much needed repairs and improvements.
Arrived Talaud today after an overnight motor from Morotai. We were siting in the cockpit in the afternoon thinking about how to arrange a bit more diesel, just in case. No wind and current against us for the last leg. Then the tender for the Indonesian navy ship that was nearby arrived. We were invited on the ship and treated very well ( cookies and coffee served!) They even arranged our diesel and delivered it to the boat! Awesome! Love Indonesia!
Anchored Dodola after returning from Doruba where we were able to get fuel. Leaving for Talaud in the morning.
Anchored Sayang in 5 meters of crystal clear water.
Anchored Kawe Island, almost directly on the equator. Supposed to be some fruit trees ashore, going to check it out when we take Scupper to shore this morning.
Left Sorong this morning now anchored Besir Bay. Will continue our trip north to Philippines in a few days
Anchored Pulau Sabuda after an overnight motor trip from Kaimana. Chance for us to all get to the beach again before the last leg to Sorong
Back in Kaimana doing all the fun stuff, groceries, diesel, etc. Plan to depart for Sorong on Monday
Anchored southern end of Namatote Island. The Bagans have moved here so off to swim again with the Whale Sharks tomorrow.
Left our anchorage at Triton Bay Divers. Enjoyed our three weeks there. Did a few dives with them and some on our own. Liliane was able to do treatment with some of the guests and staff.
Currently anchored at the southern end of Aiduma Island. Have a beautiful beach all to ourselves. Scupper is thrilled.
Anchored Namatote North after last 4 days provisioning in Kaimana. There are about 8 Bagans nearby, so we will try for a whale shark swim tomorrow morning.
Anchored in front of Triton Bay Divers. Really nice spot. Think we will hangout here for awhile and do some diving.
Anchored Raf Bay. Hope to swim with the whale sharks tomorrow. The wind is out of the N, so we?ll see. Here?s hoping.
Arrived yesterday at Kaimana for provisions. Plan to leave tomorrow for the anchorage close to the whale sharks.
Stopped at Palua Sabuda for the night. Will wait for the wind to fill in tomorrow or the next day to continue south.
Left Sorong this morning, anchored for the night at Seget. On our way down to Triton Bay for a couple of months.
We have been a bit lax in our updates. After Christmas we left Besir Bay for Uranie. After five days there we grew tired of the swell coming into the bay so headed to Wayag. Enjoyed it last time we were here. Flat calm, beautiful scenery, very little garbage, decent snorkeling. Hard to beat.
At Besir Bay with four other boats for Christmas. Some old, some new friends.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from us.
Anchored Airborek. Went snorkeling with the mantas yesterday. Going back this morning with dive gear.
Here until Sunday, then back to Sorong to renews visas (and install new batteries, refrigerant gas, yada yada yada)
Back in the Southern Hemisphere. Anchored Wofoh for the night. Need to get back to Waisai to renew internet, provision and order our new batteries. Looks like a great dive spot. Might come back.
Moved over to Uranie. Another beautiful spot all to ourselves. And another beach for Scupper to explore.
Anchored Pulau Wayag. This truly is an idyllic place. Plan to be here a couple of weeks snorkeling/diving, fun at the beach and just chilling out. And of course some boat tasks.
Motored up to Minyaifun today. Tomorrow we will move up to Wayag where we hope to spend a couple of weeks.
Finished with diesel and groceries in Sorong, and our Raja Ampat permits in Waisai. Currently anchored in Frewin with three other boats. Now it feels like we?re out cruising!
Anchored in Waisai. Got our Raja Ampat park permits yesterday. A bit more running around to do this morning then we’ll move over to Frewin.
Anchored on the south side of Yefman Island. Tried coming up the the Selat Segewin channel yesterday but didn’t get the current time right, so after fighting a 4 kt current we decided on an anchorage for the night.
On a mooring at Yilliet Island. Here for a couple of days before leaving for Sorong.
Left Kai group yesterday towards Raja Ampat. Light SE winds, sailing wing on wing. All is well.
Cleared into Indonesia here in Tual yesterday. Plan to be here a few days before heading north to Raja Ampat.
Anchored Ohoilitar Beach in 75ft. Two other boats here (Ausies) Going to join them for dinner on shore this evening.
Here for for the weekend (Liliane?s birthday). Scupper had his first flying fish today. He seemed to like it.
Anchored near Tutunametal village in the Tanimbar Group. Nice anchorage in 25ft of sand. Going to chill out and catch up on our sleep.
Slow passage the last couple of days. Little to no wind, ended up motoring low rpm just to keep the boat moving. Wind filled in nicely this morning. Wonderful sailing conditions at the moment. No swell, sun and wind on the beam. Couldn?t ask for more.
Changed our check in destination to Tual. No hurry to get there.
Cleared out and on our way to Sorong Indonesia. It’s been a great two years in Australia. The highlight of course being Tassie.
At Cullen Bay Marina for a couple of weeks in preparation for departure to Indonesia. Enjoying a little dock time. Won?t see another for the next seven months or so till we get to Singapore.
Left Escape River this morning, through Albany Pass and rounding Cape York. Now anchored in Seisia for a couple of days before lesving for Darwin.
Anchored in Cairns for final provisions to Darwin.
After a few days at Whitsunday Island, now making our way towards Cairns.
At Keppel Bay Marina for a couple of weeks doing sail repairs, new cockpit screens, new VHF antenna and coax, rabies shot for Scupper, etc.
Getting ready for the long push north.
Anchored Great Keppel Island
Finally pulled the anchor up and left Pancake Creek this morning. Nice sail up to Hummocky Island for the night.
48 hour sail up from Mooloolaba, now anchored Pancake Creek. Nice to have a calm anchorage.
Arrived Mooloolaba Marina 7am this morning. Nice to be back here after a year and a half. Plan to be here one week, then onward to the north.
Just passing Cape Byron, running with 3-4m swell. Saw a few whales yesterday, one breaching not to far from the boat. Memories of Tonga!
Planning for arrival Mooloolaba early tomorrow.
Coffs Harbour Marina for a couple of weeks. Really nice here. Stuff for Scupper, stuff for us. What more could we want.
Shoal Bay, Port Stephens for the night. Doing day trips at the moment due to the 83 shipping containers drifting between Coffs and Newcastle.
On the move again north. Stopped for the night at Coasters Retreat.
Off to Newcastle tomorrow.
Arrived Rose Bay Sydney Harbour after an overnighter from Jervis Bay.
Anchored Vincentia, Jervis Bay. Motor sailed most of the way today.
Taking Scupper to the beach tomorrow.
Anchored Broulee Island after six weeks in Bermagui. Just planned to stay a week but really liked the place. Good marina rates.
Also took the time to socialize Scupper with people and other dogs, finish his vaccinations and get him fixed! Working our way towards Sydney where we will spend a few weeks.
Bermagui Marina for a few days
Arrived safely in Eden. Nice to be back 14 months later!
Through Stanley Point enroute to Eden
Anchored Prime Seal Island, waiting out the westerlies. Had a 59 kt gust this morning that reset our anchor!
Hope to get to shore in a couple of days and explore.
Spike Bay, Clarke Island. Arrived overnight from Wineglass Bay after a fast (and cold!) downwind trip.
Wineglass Bay. Planning to depart for Flinders tonight.
Bryans Corner waiting out the Northerles
Anchored Riedle Bay, Maria Island.
Left Hobart this morning for our journey north after 13 months in Tassie. Terrific place, we have lots of great memories.
Back in Hobart after a one week haulout in Kettering. Really great yard.
A week of stuff in the big city, then off sailing again.
Here in Cygnet for the Folk Festival this weekend.
Anchored Deep Hole Bay.
Back in Hobart for Christmas.
Anchored in Monk Bay for a few days.
Anchored Little Norfolk Bay for the forcasted southerlies.
Here in Murdunna the last few days. Off to explore more of Norfolk Bay tomorrow.
On the CYCT Mooring in Nubeena for some provisioning.
Anchored Sloping Main, Tasman Peninsula
Anchored Quarantine Bay for the cruising club event this weekend.
On on Mooring in Dover, Port Esperance. Nice town, friendly people.
Anchored Great Taylors Bay, South Bruny Island
Back on the boat after two months in Canada. Much warmer here now from when we left. Need to provision and a few boat chores then off cruising the east coast of Tasmania again.
Back at Prince of Wales Marina. Getting ready for our trip back to Canada on Monday. Will be back in Hobart mid October.
Back in Hobart at RYCT for a week
In Cygnet for a few weeks of house sitting
Back in Hobart, preparing to do some house/pet sitting. Its a first for us and we are really looking forward to it. We miss our dog we had with us when we first started our journey, so it will be a chance to get our fix!
Hanging out in Riedle Bay for a few days waiting for the low to pass. Terrific beach, as usual have the place to ourselves. Found the largest seashell in eight years of travelling!
Anchored in Wineglass Bay. We have the place all to ourselves.
Anchored Hazards Beach for the NE weather this weekend. Will walk over to Wineglass Bay later today.
Anchored Schouten Island, Freycinet National Park. Warm and sunny, off to walk up to the waterfalls this afternoon.
Anchored in Darlington, Maria Island
Anchored in Fortescue Bay. Looking forward to doing a few walks here.
Anchored in Duck Pond, North Bruney. Waiting for the front to pass.
Oops, typed in our lat wrong on the last post. Don't want to be in the southern ocean!
In Hobart for a few days to fix the generator. Hopefully off to do more exploring next week.
In Recherche Bay after a week in Hobart. Hoping to get around to Port Dave next week.
Back in Cygnet for a few days. Playing in the open mic this afternoon at the Bottom Pub.
Mickey's Bay, South Bruney Island
Anchored Recherche Bay.
Anchored Port Cygnet
Anchored Quarantine Bay
Anchored Quarantine Bay
Moved to Carnarvon Bay, Port Arthur after three days at Adventure Bay South Bruny Island.
Anchored in Variety Bay, North Bruny Island after two weeks in Hobart. We really enjoyed our time there, between boat tasks we took in the Wooden Boat Festival as well as a trip to Mt Field and the Bonerong Wildlife Reserve. Now we're free again with no agenda.
Anchored in Sandy Bay, Hobart.
Anchored in Wineglass Bay along with nine other boats. Beautiful but unfortunately won't be here long as the wind shifts NE tomorrow afternoon.
Anchored Babel Island after mostly motor sailing from Eden. Very beautiful anchorage.
Departed 4:30 this morning for Tasmania.
Anchored in Eden after 36hr trip from Broken Bay. Waiting for the next weather window to depart for Tasmania.
Anchored in Broken Bay (Cole and Candle Creek) after a two day run from Iluka. First time for us to be at sea for Christmas. Santa still found us! We are here with another boat we know ( SY Spirare). Not sure how long we will be here before leaving for Eden.
Anchored at Iluka on the Clarence River after two night passage from Mooloolaba. Difficult to slow the boat down to time Bar crossing, as we were doing over 4 kts under bare poles with the current!
Anchored Mooloolaba. Moving to the marina in the morning.
Anchored Kingfisher Bay. Nice to be on the hook again after 3 weeks at the marina.
Lack of wind. Motoring to arrive Bundaberg tomorrow.
Three days down, two to go.
Lighter wind today. Nice downwind trip. Very relaxing.
On passage to Bundaberg. All good.
Returned to Kouare for Liliane's birthday
Anchored Gadji, Ile des Pins
Anchored Ilot Kouare
Anchored Mato Island
Anchored Bailly Island
Anchored Ilot Mbe Kouen. Very pretty place.
Arrived Noumea yesterday. Good to be back in the tropics.
Arrived Noumea yesterday. Feels good to be back in the tropics.
Should arrive Noumea tomorrow afternoon.
Motoring through the High. All is good.
Wonderful sailing conditions. All is well.
Wind has shifted more SW. Back on course. A few squalls.
West wind pushing us north. Staring to get warmer. All well.
Preparing for departure to Noumea today
Arrived in NZ. On a mooring in Opua for the summer. Lot's of projects.
Motor sailing the last stretch
ETA Opua Saturday morning
Another perfect sailing day
Day 4. Another great sailing day. Everything good.
Great sailing today.
All ok on board.
Anchored Saweni Bay. Preparing for possible departure Monday to NZ
Anchored Malolo Reef
In Suva for a few days
In Suva for a few days
Arrived Savusavu this morning. Good to be back in Fiji.
Blue Lagoon anchorage. Have the place you ourselves.
Anchored at Reef Resort. Visiting our good friends Josef and Renate.
On a mooring in Neiafu
Anchored Tofanga Island. Simply beautiful.
Anchored Ha'afeva Island
Anchored Nomuka Iki. Nice calm anchorage.
Anchored at Tanoa Island. Another anchorage all to ourselves.
Anchored Kelefesia Island in the Ha'api group. Very beautiful anchorage. We have the place to our self. Going to do some exploring tomorrow.
Anchored at Big Mamma for a few days
Anchored Nuku'Alofa harbour waiting for check in.
100NM to Tongatapu. Decided to slowly sail vs using the engine. Not in a any hurry. Liliane took a dip in the ocean. All is good.
Back on course, as wind is shifting to the NW. Should arrive Tongatapu early Tuesday.
Day 6, all ok on board.
Motoring through the centre of the high. Beautiful warm and sunny day.
Motored last night. Sailing again today in light winds.
Rather slow 24hrs running downwind with just the main. Noticed two track slides detached from the sail. Need to fix that this afternoon. Running with just poled out jib at the moment. Everything else ok.
Nice first day out. Looking forward to putting shorts back on in a day or two. All is well aboard.
Opua, awaiting departure on Sunday to Tonga
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