Author Archives: don

Emails again so here is the Blog!!

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 […]

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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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