Monthly Archives: July 2013

All Fun and wind at BLUE BASE

Cleaning the anchor mud off departing Nuku Alofa…Finally hit the beach at last!!..Jian cooks baoju buns in the camp kitchen…first two tents up fast before the mozzies attach…well they already were!!!..sorting chains to set up the dingy moorings…The special desalinator tent..having some problems getting it to work and now the plumbing is OK we may […]

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SLOW SLOW SLOW!! life in Tonga

Thursday 25th..Well now I am in Pangi TRYING?? To download 225 emails at 2 meg and hour!!..incredibly slow..just the same as last year..total nightmare..not sure if I will be able to get any Pictures up??..smooth trip from Nomuka Iki, in beautiful weather seven hours steaming with about 5kts of wind..at 0800hrs Alex, Gregory, Euwy and […]

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Finally supper dupa slow internet!!.

Sunday 21st July…Well for the past week we have just been hanging on trying not to get blown away!! Right now it is blowing 30kts( gusting up to 40kts) with blinding rain and a one meter sea all blowing straight into the beach and Blue Base. Jane and I are watching ICE carefully, as we […]

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Underway to Nomuka IKI and Blue base!!

Well we have technically set off, underway to Nomuka…we left the harbor around 1730 after the boys spent some time scrubbing the anchor chain…now we are anchored at Pangimoto Island. And hope to get underway at 0500 tomorrow morning. Three will sleep on the floor tonight and every space on deck is covered in gear..the […]

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