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Home Again – Pittwater, Australia

So here we are, back in our home port of Pittwater and back at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht club, having completed “Part One” of our amazing adventure around the world – two and a half years and 19,000 NM … Continue reading

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Border Force – Newcastle, Australia

Several international cruisers we met on our travels expressed reluctance to visit Australia because they’d heard horror stories of how difficult the clearance process is, and how expensive it is. Well, maybe the latter, especially if you break the rules….but … Continue reading

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Great Southern Land – passage to Australia

What a mixed bag of sailing conditions we’ve had on this last leg home, which is probably apt given the mixed emotions we’re feeling. On the one hand we’re so looking forward to seeing our family and friends again, but … Continue reading

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Shredder – Huon Reef, New Caledonia

Remember Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie? He was the big bad villain and we suspect he’s alive and well and living at Huon Reef…

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side – Huon Reef, New Caledonia

Although perhaps not as geographically remote as the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia, this place is about as wild as you can get. Huon Reef is part of D’Entrecasteaux Reefs to the north-west of New Caledonia and is a dedicated … Continue reading

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Easy Living – Ratua Private Island, Vanuatu

We were keen to get out of Luganville in order to catch up with our cruising buddies on ‘Rehua’ who we hadn’t seen for a couple of months. They were anchored off Ratua island, just a few miles away, and … Continue reading

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