Anthem Adrift

17 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
14 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
10 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
29 September 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
24 September 2016 | Doom Island off Sorong
22 September 2016 | Waisai, Raja Ampat
17 September 2016 | Pef Island
16 September 2016 | Alyui
15 September 2016 | Alyui
14 September 2016 | Wayag
10 September 2016 | Kokara Besar
08 September 2016 | Doruba
05 September 2016 | Bunaken
03 September 2016 | Manado
26 August 2016 | Tarakan
22 August 2016 | Tawau
10 August 2016 | Pulau Bohaydulang
08 August 2016 | Tungku Bay

Blown Opportunity

05 July 2012 | En Route Vanikolo, Santa Cruz
Making Kava in Ureparapara

4 July 2012

Happy birthday to a all North American countries except Mexico (no aspersions cast). We expatriots salute you.

5 July 2012

Ureparapara is a remote, blown out volcano five miles in diameter which crater was then filled with water creating passage to the surrounding sea. Anchorage and largest village are inside the caldera with steep walls reaching over 700 meters to a rim that was always shrouded in mist. Look about 70 NM south of this Google Earth position to see it. Way cool.

Village experience at this remote island was perhaps best of all Vanuatu. Bought a carved wood laplap tool, which will remain unused for that purpose and subsequently received godlike status (or possibly not) as an electrical genius repairing one fellow's solar charger with a little solder. We caught them in the midst of an island-wide conclave to settle some disputes so chief Davidson, who nevertheless greeted us with garlands, seemed a touch harried. Being a happy and gentle people no one took particular notice of several boys practicing throwing spears with uncanny skill.

Displaying yet again an often regrettable gullibility toward weather weasel pronouncements, a decision has been made to leave this unique island, give the Torres Islands a pass and beat feet for Vanikolo, Santa Cruz. Next two days are proclaimed to have excellent conditions creating an opportunity for sailing overnight, the intervening 120 NM, and avoiding winds increasing every day thereafter by 2 or 3 knots to over 25, with commensurate seas, until presence necessary for scheduled Solomon's clearance in Lata, Ndendo. Closer is better.

Vessel Name: Anthem
Vessel Make/Model: 1997 Hylas 46 - MMSI xxxxxx750
Hailing Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
Crew: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Jack: Formerly productive member of the community as a Northwest Airlines Captain who retired to become a drain on, and embarrassment to, polite society. [...]
While I will be delighted if anyone else enjoys these excursions into semi-intelligible foolishness, the primary purpose is personal amusement. This is not travelogue, cruising guide or philosophical exploration of anything in particular, merely random musing of a slightly twisted mind. Despite [...]
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Who: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
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