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Wrecked in Paradise!

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 […]

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Dirty BUM! and Prop!!

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 […]

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OFF THE MARINA!!!

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 […]

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NANA NAPERS!!

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 […]

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LISTS!!

Some items are getting crossed off that list, all busy but we keep doing jobs that are not on the list?..just fried the 12V batteries for some reason? chipping rust and painting today, sorting lockers..serviced the spear guns, Amit dropped a spear head in the water, but dived for it, Kylie and Jane were cleaning […]

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NUTS!!!

The morning was spent training about engine room, electricle and helm station, then the afternoon was spent washing and scrubbing, but the sundowner was Kylie getting a coconut!,,after the first attempt a ‘local” came past and got her a “real” drinking nut, and showed her how to “open” it..then Kylie did here own thing again, […]

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The gang is all here!

WOW!…Time flies…Kylie on the right of the photo arrived on Tue 10th..Amit in the middle “testing” the pegs arrived on the 26th last month!..Jane on the left has ben onboard for a year now and is looking on!..I was stuck in China when flights to Fiji were cancelled due to flooding, then a Cyclone..Jane and […]

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The King passed away!

It is a sad time for all. What an amazing man, who knew how to live his life and care for his people. He was into cars, planes and other “fun” activities, yet his people and the Kingdom of Tonga were everything to him. His London cab to travel around just made sense to me, […]

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IT’S ON AGAIN!

Hi everyone!..well I have been sorting things in Australia following the summer Antarctic season and on Saturday fly back to ICE and start re-commissioning everything ready for sea. We have a great crew assembling again ( see their blogs below) so plenty of anticipation. There will be a weekly blog till we get ready to […]

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