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Milo is on land again
14 September 2010, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Great news, after all this time being boat-bound, Milo is allowed ashore in Vanuatu. That decision came a couple of weeks ago (my apologies for not keeping up the blog) and now on some days when Milo sees they're getting back on the boat, he does the bolt. And there's lots of rats around the dock so he spends a lot of time hunting...not sure how much success he has. We now officially have his import permit for Australia and his certificate of equivalence to say the countries he's been in over the last six months are all in the same category and approved by Australia. Next steps are tests for certain diseases that have to happen within the 30 days prior to his export.

Ray's been crook with some sort of lurgy and is bored and lonely over there. Looks like Roberts popping over for a visit at the end of September. Great news about crew, Peter (Bella Vita) and a mate are going over and joining him for the crossing back home on the port2port rally...Pete's done the crossing a couple of times now.

Arrived in Vanuatu
25 August 2010, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Ray, Simon and Loz arrived safely in Vanuatu on Tuesday and Simon flies home next Sunday. Ray will now sit in Vanuatu until mid October when he'll cross to Australia and be home by the end of October. He's waiting for Roger, the Vanuatu quarantine officer, to check Milo out in the hope he'll finally be able to go ashore and when Ray has to leave, Milo will be kennelled with a local vet in Vanuatu until he can be exported to Australia's quarantine facility in Sydney on 8 November.

Meanwhile, Ray is going to settle back and enjoy Vanuatu for a while.

Lost the spinnaker
Ray
23 August 2010

We blew out the spinnaker today...just one big gust over 20knots and I'm no sure it can be repaired. The generator's pull chord broke and I'll have to repair it in Port Vila. Nice calm seas at the moment.

Course 266T; Speed 5.0K; Wind 13K SSE

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