Tuesday the 13th August. Well as you will see in the “other Blogs” we are still locked out of diving on the one wreck site, which we believe at this point to be the most interesting. Topside politics are getting quite confusing,( to us atleast) but we are playing the game and are prepared to […]
Saturday 27th ..Great sunny day with light SE winds so may there be more of these!!!..arrived at the island to pick up Marks Zap Cat at 0900 after a two hour voyage..had some challenges getting out of the little house where it had been sitting for 8 years and then cleaning it up, fixing a […]
Well we did all the veggie shopping today at the markets, topped up the petrol tanks fro outboards, sent more forms by mail back to Nuku Alofa for visa extentions..did as many emails as possible and discovered that our desalinator may been a bigger than 7KVA generator to drive it…agh!! Have some ideas on how […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This was before the 290 ltrs of petrol and another 1000 ltrs of water, six more people with all dive gear and personal luggage and enough food for 10 weeks!!!