Tue Mar 26 10:00 2019 NZDT
Run: 87.2nm (157.8km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.5nm
05 12.80S 152 35.30E
Weather: NW overnight N this morning

Tacking between storm systems all night. Very confused lumpy sea so slow speeds. 80nm to Rabaul but journey likely 130nm with wind angle

Nearly there. I know there's still a lot of slow,hard sailing to do. Thinking of you.XXX
Mon Mar 25 9:48 2019 NZDT
Run: 74.1nm (134.1km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.4nm
05 52.90S 153 39.80E
Weather: Variables with violent storms.

Sailing cautiously when we can. Wish we?d waited for a better window to go! Much sailing changing & too much diesel used. Still 87nm from St George?s channel entrance

Sun Mar 24 11:57 2019 NZDT
Run: 108.9nm (197.1km)
Avg: 4knts
24hr: 96.6nm
06 37.70S 154 26.20E
Weather: W to N zero to 6 knots. 30knot squalls

Bouncing squall to squall. Some motoring & drifting. 150nm south east of St George?s Channel between New Ireland & New Britain

Slowly but surely.. sorry there is so little wind that you have to motor. Maybe there by tonight????? Sincerely hope so. LOL
Sat Mar 23 8:54 2019 NZDT
Run: 83.2nm (150.6km)
Avg: 3.6knts
24hr: 86.4nm
07 45.40S 155 32.69E
Weather: NE 7 knots sea state picked up but still below 0.5metre

Slow night on passage with lightning all around and low pressure dead ahead. Clearer somewhat into morning. We are 18nm south of the Treasury Islands (Solomons)

Safe passage guys. Praying for a favourable wind.XXX
Fri Mar 22 9:48 2019 NZDT
Run: 41.4nm (74.9km)
8 07.60S 156 42.10E
Weather: ENE to NNW 2 to 7 knots

Checked out of the Solomons from Noro town & departed Lambete yesterday afternoon, 21st March 1330 hrs. Slow going with fickle winds.

Tue Mar 19 10:12 2019 NZDT
Run: 22.5nm (40.7km)
8 20.00S 157 16.20E
Weather: Variables with squalls zero to 12 knots

Spent last few days between Noro and Munda I?m the Diamond Straits. Now at Munda. Watching and waiting for a weather window for PNG.

Looks like a beautiful place. Enjoy the rest and relaxation. Fond love Ma

We're following your journey and hope you get the weather window soon to PNG. L & J xo
Mon Mar 11 14:06 2019 NZDT
Run: 69.3nm (125.4km)
8 10.38S 156 59.05E
Weather: NNW 12 to 15 knots unpredicted

Left Gizo after period of rest and recovery. Now anchored at Lumo Nomana isl inside NW entrance of Vona Bona lagoon looking out to Kolombangara?s mountain top.

Mon Mar 11 14:06 2019 NZDT
8 10.38S 156 59.05E
Weather: NNW 12 to 15 knots unpredicted

Left Gizo after period of rest and recovery. Now anchored at Lumo Nomana isl inside NW entrance of Vona Bona lagoon looking out to Kolombangara?s mountain top.

Wed Mar 6 9:24 2019 NZDT
Run: 4.3nm (7.8km)
7 27.80S 157 41.90E
Weather: No wind. Very light from E

Anchored W of Gibson Isl in channel running N-S. Crocs cruising by! Shallow sand flats to west are all shades of blue. Peaceful

Sun Mar 3 20:06 2019 NZDT
Run: 46.9nm (84.9km)
7 31.10S 157 43.70E
Weather: S up to 8 knots before dying and swinging NW 3 knots

Sailed half way then motored the remaining 20nm to Ondolou Isl SW of Wagina, close to Choiseul main island. 20 nm from the Arvavons now. Perfect spot anchored fore & aft bum 20m from the beach.

Happy Birthday Gem. Looks a lovely spot. Sail safe, sail free. xxx The old goat.
Sat Mar 2 21:00 2019 NZDT
Run: 25.7nm (46.5km)
7 54.40S 157 10.00E
Weather: SSW 4 knots

Tactically sailed from Sanbis in Gizo to Poiete on Kolombangara with very fickle wind. We hope to make the Arnavons across the slot if a storm front comes through overnight.

Happy Birthday Gem! Happy sailing! Lots of love, Leanne and John xo
Wed Jan 23 14:30 2019 NZDT
Run: 33.2nm (60.1km)
8 05.80S 156 50.60E
Weather: WNW 3 to 6 knots with spells of 8 to 10 and potential for passing squalls

Arrived into Gizo?s lagoon & Anchored opposite the main town next to Logha island.

Fri Jan 18 16:45 2019 NZDT
Run: 6.8nm (12.3km)
8 21.80S 157 14.80E
Weather: Variable winds NNE with ENE to ESE squalls

Anchored on the outer edge of Roviana Lagoon between Kundukundu and Hopei islands.

Mon Jan 14 13:45 2019 NZDT
Run: 61.4nm (111.1km)
8 18.40S 157 09.90E
Weather: WSW 6 to 8 knots overcast

Arrived onto Vona Vona lagoon anchored opposite Zipola Habu Resort at Lolo island

Thu Jan 10 21:48 2019 NZDT
Run: 64.2nm (116.2km)
8 20.10.S 156 16.10E
Weather: SSW 7 to 12 knots sunny days and rain squalls overnight

Anchored inside Lambete lagoon in the lee of Hombupeka island protected from the SW weather but close to town. Supplies stock up and await friend arrival

Sun Jan 6 18:21 2019 NZDT
Run: 14.6nm (26.4km)
8 05.20S 157 10.40E
Weather: WNW owing to the tail of Cyclone Penny off the Qld coast

Spent 4 days in Bat Harbour on Kolombangara Island up a narrow creek to shelter from the passing of the low pressure system. Moving on today if weather allows

Great blog Gem! Glad you are journeying in company. Safe travels. Heaps of love & very best wishes to you both. xo
Tue Jan 1 1:30 2019 NZDT
Run: 5.4nm (9.8km)
8 17.80S 157 12.00E
Weather: WSW up to 45 knots- low pressure systems moving through south of here west to east. Much rain & wind

Anchored between Nusapate and Nununggara island to see out the bad weather and see in the New Year.

Good to see you're tucked away in the middle of land??? Looks quite safe. May the weather improve every day too. HNY to all of you!!!! LOL

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