SV Irish Melody

26 June 2014 | 17 14.963'S:176 50.086'E, South of the Yasawas
23 June 2014 | 13 40.036'S:177 51.919'E, South of Rotuma
16 June 2014 | 08 31.477'S:179 11.432'E, Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu
11 June 2014 | 06 21.740'S:177 10.005'E, West of Niutao
08 June 2014 | 04 34.534'S:175 20.080'E, North of Nanumea
04 June 2014 | 02 27.040'S:174 17.216'E, West of Tamana and Arorae, Southern Kiribati Group
01 June 2014 | 01 00.577'S:173 34.626'E, West of Nonouti, Southern Kiribati Group
30 May 2014 | 01 21.334'N:173 01.965'E, Parliament House, Ambo, Tarawa, Kiribati
23 May 2014 | 01 21.334'N:173 01.965'E, Parliament House, Ambo, Tarawa, Kiribati
18 May 2014 | 01 21.334'N:173 01.965'E, Parliament House, Ambo, Tarawa, Kiribati
05 May 2014 | 07 06.486'N:171 22.050'E, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
06 January 2014 | 07 06.486'N:171 22.050'E, Majuro - Marshall Islands
03 January 2014 | 05 38.276'N:171 38.759'E, South of Mili Atoll - Marshall Islands
29 December 2013 | 01 21.338'N:173 01.958'E, Ambo - Parliament House - Tarawa Lagoon.
23 December 2013 | Ambo, Tarawa Lagoon
13 January 2013 | off Ambo Village - Tarawa Lagoon
29 December 2012 | Near Banreaba - Parliament House - Tarawa Lagoon
21 December 2012 | 01 21.925'N:172 55.772'E, Betio Harbour, Tarawa, Kiribati
20 December 2012 | Southwest of Tarawa, Kiribati
18 December 2012 | Still south of Banaba -Pacific Ocean

Slip sliding along in the Solomon Sea

27 November 2012 | 142NM from Gizo, Solomon Isands
Andy and Tony
Hoping we've cracked the HF email upload for our sail blog after a week of dodgy propagation, bad connections, and timed out uploads. (Thanks Mike R for your tech support!) We are zooming along with 15-25kt wind on the stern quarter. Downwind sailing sure is a lot quieter and faster - we've done 130NM in the last 24 hours.

At this rate we anticipate being off the leads to Gizo Harbour around 8pm Wednesday night. However, depending on conditions and actual time of arrival, we will heave to about 20NM short and get some rest before heading in at first light Thursday morning.

We've skirted aroud several big rain squalls today, and are anticipating a few more tonight. Sliding down the swells has been fun - nearly surfed down some of them! One of the things we find surprising is the variability of the sea states - often changing every 5-10 minutes for no apparent reason.

More news once we've checked in and cleared Customs, hopefully by Thursday afternoon.

Ciao for now.
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Vessel Name: Irish Melody
Vessel Make/Model: C&C Landfall 38
Hailing Port: Brisbane (formerly Santa Rosa)
Crew: Anthony (Tony) and Andrea Mitchell
About: Decided to act on our mid-life crisis and take a gap year....so 2012-13 will see us heading out into the Pacific via Thursday Island and the Solomon Islands.
Irish Melody's Photos - Main
Various shots 2012 taken from Irish Melody cockpit.
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Created 26 October 2012
Images taken during passage from Darwin to Thursday Island 2012
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Created 25 October 2012
Photos taken while sailing through Eastern Indonesia October 2011
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Created 10 October 2011