State of Mind
on Friday night we were boarded during the night whilst sleeping, anchored at Beach Front resort Luganville loosing two tablets. Of course the police are very lethargic. Since having this happen we have been informed by local expats that there is a lot of thief in the area and extreme caution is necessary.
last night at 1645 Tarawa radio anounced an activated NZ EPIRB at 10 08 16N, 173 10 14E 20 nm SE of Tarawa. We up anchored and went to give assisstance. There was nothing found at the spot, no AIS no radar blip no lights no radio communication. We could see lights on the beach at 10 nm, calm seas. We went up wind from Tarawa to the position and then to the eastern end of Tarawa, at 0100 we decided that they had the wrong place and continued on our way.
in Nukufetau, great spot
arrived Funafuti, Tuvalu
50m from Funafuti
Thanks to Blowin Bubbles for the report
hot in Wallis
last 3 days 5kn ENE 35 deg clear skis, what trough
stopped raining yesterday 1000
Here in Wallis for a couple of weeks before going north to Tuvalu
leaving for Wallis tomorrow
heavy rain since 1200 Sat, heavy showers since 0000 today, visability has been down to 1/2 mile now 3 miles
Nuituputapu, and will walk up the high peak today, hopefully with a guide. great views from the top.
finally warm life's good
How is that pass? Thinking
20nm from Niuatoputapu
Heading to Nuituputapu today
Have renewed visa and will wait until weather improves to head north
put off Wallis till weather clears
Hi Rod and Brenda
looking at the trip to Wallis from Noumea
leaving for Wallis Friday
Spotted you. If you are
sounds disgusting in the Hapaais but no better elsewhere - except New Cal!
Haano in Hapaais where the wind dropped at 3pm yesterday. Lots of whales in and near the anchorage
heading south to Hapaais
Hunga lagoon area
anchorage 30, Kenutu, Vavauu (the eastern most anchorage)
southern area of Vavauu
anchorage 24, Vavauu
wow on the temperature! 9C here at Gulf Harbour
looks a beautiful day in Vavauu and as yet there are not lots of boats
arrived at Port Mauelle. Will try and get coords
a very good night sailing. Great progress from N Minerva to Tonga
wants to leave today for tongatapu
may leave for onga todaym but this comment was before hearing the forecast
will had to Tonga after the front has passed
All well. I wonder if they are getting sick of cray fish.
Big passage day today. Off to North Minerva!
Four boats in S Minerva
guess they wont be snorkeling today!
Just a teensy bit envious of
Hi R&B, good to see you
heading for the party at Minerva
Left WR yesterday for Minerva and all is well
At Marden Cove. Enjoy flat seas!
Hi Guys. Love from Nick &
Rod and Brenda, has someone
thanks Claudia for relay as they are in GHR skip zone so no copy here.
BUT neg 1.5kt current/ Poo.
with the mob of 10 in N Minerva
Glad to see you two are no
with Searcher and Enki 11 waiting for passage window
with Enki 11 and another boat in N Minerva
In N Minerva by themselves
great radio signal
top of Vanua levu Fiji and moving on soon
anchored at Lautoka and about to check in. Will be around there until Sept 6 when they will go to Savusavu. (Passed on your greetings Dave).
Hey u 2, we are in Malolo,
all well now throughh the B pass
smoking along to lautoka from Samoa with eta Tuesday am.
had a great day for the rugby on wednesday
arrived in Apia Samoayesterday, Sunday at 9am. All went well and currently at marina
Have had steady good wind for the last 24hr
heading from Neiafu to Samoa today
Guess they are wondering why they came as the weather has not been good. They gave good info on entering Aus. $380 for Quarantine between 8am and 4.30pm, double after hours and triple after midnight!. Huge fines up in Cairns for boats that decide to anchor.
Had a 206nm day yesterday so they cant complain too much about being hard on the wind all the way on this passage!. Now 20m from Vavau
very rough inMinerva with water crashing over the reef at all tides. radio now fixed
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