Heading north

Vessel Name: Anna Rose
Hailing Port: Hobart
01 September 2013 | Honiara
01 August 2013 | En route to Luganville
16 July 2013 | Ranvetlam bay
12 July 2013 | Ranon Bay Ambrym
10 July 2013 | Lamen bay
03 July 2013 | Port Vila - Nambawan cafe
25 June 2013 | Port Vila
06 June 2013 | Port Vila
17 May 2013 | Bay of Islands
15 May 2013 | Tutukaka
10 May 2013 | Whangarei
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01 September 2013 | Honiara

Journey's end

Well, we are as far north as we are going! Arrived here a couple of days ago and are now in the midst of handing the boat over to Oceanswatch...who have a crew of 8 taking her back to Fenualoa! They will be working there for a couple of months, then taking her all the way south again to NZ to get [...]

29 August 2013

The Banks islands and beyond

Written on 17th August at Graciosa Bay, Santa Cruz, Solomon Isles.

01 August 2013 | En route to Luganville

Blue holes

25 July 2013

White sand, sunshine and dancing

Goodness I find myself hardly knowing where to begin. We have had such a busy and fascinating and lovely few days! We have just arrived at Luganville, which is a proper town and an almost unbelievable contrast to some of the places we have been. We set off from a small island called Ambae at 4.00 [...]

16 July 2013 | Ranvetlam bay

Village life

We have moved literally about 1/2 mile since my last post! We have had some really strong winds in the past few days and where we were seemed to have its own private microsystem of particularly vicious gusts funnelling through a gap in the hills! So we and 4 other yachts are now sheltering in the [...]

12 July 2013 | Ranon Bay Ambrym

Black sand, volcanos and magic

We are now 30 or so miles north of Epi, anchored off a busy little village at the northern end of Ambrym, an island with black sand, two live volcanos and a reputation for magic and mystery. There is a big festival happening here in a few days which we thought we'd hang around for, so we have a couple [...]

Still here!

10 May 2013 | Whangarei
Rosie
Well, we nearly went... Plucked up all that courage, got up early, as did our kind neighbour Herbert, squeezed out of our rather slim berth without embarrassment and set off from Riverside Drive on the top of the tide into a damp, calm and beautiful morning.

Just got the fenders and ropes stowed and breathed that phew we are off breath when the engine alarms went off ... A recurrence of a problem we thought we had solved... Clearly not a good idea to carry on without really knowing what was wrong, so back we went.. Squeezing back into our berth while there was still enough water, re waking poor Herbert, and generally feeling a bit anticlimactic and disappointed that we would have to go through the whole leaving thing all over again (we are rather nervous sailors, and setting off is quite a big deal for us!)

It is now 24hrs on and Simon has spend most of those with his head in the engine compartment cleaning contacts and re wiring, having alternator brushes renewed, fitting a new ignition system, and goodness knows what else. Finally we seem to be alarm free, and are once again looking for the good window to depart.
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