Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Clearing – Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu

Clearing in is always an interesting process when you’re on a yacht. It usually requires a large helping of patience, good humour, stamina, and orienteering ability, and Vanuatu didn’t let us down on any of these counts.

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Into The West – Passage to Vanuatu

So here we are again, chasing sunsets (and our friends on Rehua) as we travel ever further west across the Pacific towards Australia. During our voyaging we’ve experienced a whole gamut of passages – boring ones, bumpy ones, beautiful ones, … Continue reading

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West Side Story Pt 2 – The Yasawas, Fiji

During the two weeks Maureen’s been with us, we’ve experienced the full spectrum of Fiji weather (bar a cyclone!). Thunderstorms and torrential rain, no wind, wind from the ‘wrong’ direction (which is always where we’re planning on going) or too … Continue reading

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West Side Story Pt 1 – The Yasawas, Fiji

The Yasawas are the westernmost group of islands in Fiji, stretching almost 80 kilometres on a NE/SW axis. They’re volcanic and mountainous and as well as being home to many local villages they’re also a mecca for the tourist industry, … Continue reading

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Running On Empty – Denarau, Fiji

A cautionary tale: If you think you’re low on outboard fuel, best to top up the tank before you run it dry!

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Robinson Crusoe – Likuri Island, Fiji

We were on our way back to Denarau to await the arrival of my sister, and decided to have another stop at Likuri Island (aka Robinson Crusoe Island). We only stayed one night here on the way to Kadavu and … Continue reading

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