We towed them back to Port..old 200hp outboard conked!!
The last week in the Marina went fast, goodbyes, dinners, whole boat polished!..thanks guys! More training, sails repaired,picked up ordered frozen meat, but on the boat found it not frozen!..so back to butcher. 0600hr start on Friday , fill water, move to fuel dock for top up, last washing and showers, then off at 0930 […]
WOW!.two years ago today..April 28th 2010 Dave Pryce, David Wilkinson, Chris Wilde and I, set off for 48 days and 4000 miles in this great little boat from Tonga to Timor in the fotsteps of William Bligh…following the Mutiny on the Bounty..what fun!!
Windy night, so I slept in the cockpit to make sure we did not swing onto the reef..then off at first light..sailing! first lesson for the new crew..wowow!..engine/Prop numbers nearly normal!! Destination CLOUD BREAK for Kylie!..we dropped the anchor and she was OFF!..1.5/2mtr messy but OK! amit folllowed with fins and the camera!..two hours later […]
Some things you can never get enough of! After two weeks, Amits has finally just lost his injuries from climbing his first coconut tree and Kylie trembles at the though of Drinking nuts, so the boys on the island were happy to deliver first class nuts! They were just about to have dinner ( tice […]
Late afternoon I got the Outboard going so we hit the beach to check out the wreck! the Island is only about 8 miles from VUDA and is very beautiful. Day trippers would swamp the island in this boat, 60 at a time, but two months ago, the wind shifted while at anchor and they […]
Glassy blue sky morning, off for a run around the island in the zodiac..WOW! so cool..and then ..silence..no outboard!..paddle back.. so all underwater cleaning instead…the oysters on the prop were the size of 50c peices! and the hull was covered in barnicles, coral and hundreds of tiny crabs. Of course I had dropped off all […]
Batteries finally arrived on Thrusday afternoon, so a rush to fit them and be away before dark, or wait till saturday as NEVER leave on Friday! last minute jobs to disconnect from 6 months tied to the Land, fill the water tanks..BUT..just as we did, the water was cut off?..can’t leave without it, as not […]
Hmmmm! the crew have turned into “nana nappers” taking regular afternoon naps!..still waiting to get out of here, delays with batteries ?.but there are things to do?..sails went up today( teaching Amit english terms!), zodiac inflated and holding!..so far!! touch wood, Kylie was attacked by a killer catapillar, Jane has been savaged by Mosquitos and […]