I found the “HOT” internet connection at “Café Escape” in Nuku Alofa, so life is looking up again…we are hiding from the wind now as it is 20-30kts with rain squalls around…Kylie and Amit flashed up the Walker dingy and we have all put it through it’s paces. Amit wanted to take off on an […]
Well, we are moving into Tonga style now, which is OK..I have calmed down and accepted the slow internet as a way of life, but have no idea how business survives? When the people are so nice and the surroundings relaxed, things are not so bad. There have been some real changes here in the […]
Departed Fiji Monday7th at 1700hrs after a last look at Cloudbreak. That night strong 25kt headwinds and three mtr seas..continuing all tue. and that night up to 38kts on the nose. thunder and Lightning , yes it was ugly with ICE’s bow lifting up and down 5 mtrs or more and very black nights till […]
Saturday and Sunday spent cleaning hull, Weather has dropped now, forecast is good. Amit spent nearly four minuites on the bottom looking up at the BIG moon!! Four dives and the prop is shining..caught 7 Squid for dinner…all happy!..on our way with a short look at CloudBreak….?.Don
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 […]