Anthem Adrift

10 February 2017 | Cullen Bay Slipway, Darwin
04 February 2017 | Tipperary Waters, Darwin
26 January 2017 | Tipperary Waters, Darwin
08 January 2017 | Pulau Woha
05 January 2017 | Pulau Woha
03 January 2017 | Tual
02 January 2017 | Tual
31 December 2016 | Tual
26 December 2016 | Pulau Aiduma
24 December 2016 | Pulau Aiduma
22 December 2016 | Pulau Aiduma, Triton Bay
19 December 2016 | Selat Sele
18 December 2016 | Selat Sele
10 December 2016 | Charlie's Bay
06 December 2016 | Kwatisore
05 December 2016 | Kwatisore
02 December 2016 | Teluk Orensbari
26 November 2016 | Momfafa
25 November 2016 | Waisai
17 November 2016 | Fruit Bat 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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S/V Anthem

Who: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
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