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Spruce left New Zealand at the end of May 2014. We had a wonderful time in NZ. We are now in Fiji and enjoying meeting the people of this friendly, welcoming country. In September we shall move west to Vanu-Atu, New Caledonia and on to Australia.
Almost Ready to Sail West
Andy & Sue
28/Apr/2012, Grenada - WI

Photo shows some of the shoals of tiddlers around the boat with one of the large garfish munching into them. The fish eat fish world below never rests.

Our ducks are just about all lined up for the off. Our new Hydrovane shaft is scheduled to arrive on Weds, providing the local holiday on Tuesday doesn't cause delay. We have all our paperwork ready to go and release the delivery from the customs bonded store when it gets here. That is the last item to tick off our list before we clear out and depart for Bonaire.

Good progress on future arrangements. We have an agent for Cartagena in Colombia, friends aboard "True Blue" (also heading into Pacific next year) just arrived there and we think they may have helped move things along. Marina bookings are in progress. Arrangements for the Panama Canal transit are also in hand with an agent appointed to facilitate our smooth passage into the Pacific.

We are starting to get very excited at the prospect of visiting new places. First Bonaire with its excellent diving environment. On next to Curacao with its splendid Dutch architecture....and then to the delights of Cartagena in Colombia. Hopefully we can move ourselves from zero to basically proficient in Spanish by the time we leave Latin America :-)

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30/Apr/2012 | Jim and Jeannie Lea
HI following your bog and see that you will be in Panama this spring/summer. Our boat is at SHelter Bay on the hard wiating fro a new engine and we are back in Canada. when do you think you will be there? Are you planning to visit the san Blas??
Peking Duck
Andy & Sue
26/Apr/2012, Careenage - Georgetown, Grenada

A night out with some other cruisers last night at a Chinese restaurant in Grenada. Peking Duck was the menu, three courses: Crispy Aromatic Duck, Stir fired duck and duck soup to finish off with. The whole duck fully utilised....

(Left to right: Sue's bag, John (Shilo), Jim & Wendy (Merengue), Hope & Steve (Starshine), Top of George's head, Holly (Shilo)) ....


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26/Apr/2012

...no sweet though. So en-route back to the boats, a stop at De Big Fish for a night cap and for those who must partake in dessert.... Sue, Holly and John...

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26/Apr/2012

.... Mmmmmmmmm....

Waiting for our new hydrovane shaft, still no news on shipping yet. Once that is aboard we'll clear out for Bonaire about 400M west of here...about a three day sail. Have already ordered some other spares to pick up in Bonaire, most notably 2-sets of anchor windlass brushes; we expect to exercise the windlass in the Pacific next year. No news back from Cartagena, Colombia, yet on marina booking nor from the agent who one is required to use to deal with formalities and clearances.



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More Chores & Maintenance
Sue & Andy
25/Apr/2012, Grenada

Seems like we have given up on the idea of the quick hop north Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgins. The weather looked a bit light and we didn't fancy up to 500M with the engine running. Now we delay for delivery of a new Hydrovane shaft and then we'll sail west to Bonaire where some reportedly "mind-blowing" diving awaits.

The sun is now overhead at noon which makes for a hot sweaty time when the wind is lighter. The Southern Cross star constellation is visible in the southern skies and beckons us towards the antipodes. Jobs and chores galore for the next week and then off we go again...

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25/Apr/2012

...and did we pick a poor drying day to do our washing ... think positively! .. it helps fill the water tanks :-)

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