First Light adventures

29 July 2017 | Paynesville
28 July 2017 | Cape Conran
24 July 2017 | Eden
24 July 2017 | Eden
23 July 2017 | Off Batemans Bay
22 July 2017 | 8nm offshore from Sydney
21 July 2017 | Newcastle
17 July 2017 | Off Pt Stephens
14 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia from Noumea
13 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia from Noumea
12 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia from Noumea
10 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia
10 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia
09 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia
08 July 2017 | Enroute to Australia
06 July 2017 | Noumea
03 July 2017 | Port Moselle Noumea
27 June 2017 | Noumea
25 June 2017 | Enroute from Fiji to Noumea
24 June 2017 | Enroute from Fiji to Noumea

Lakona Bay

01 September 2009 | Santa Maria Island
Di & Bernie
Santa Maria Is is the southern most island in the Banks Group and about 35nm north of Santo. We arrived here Sat afternoon to be greeted by many friendly villagers in their dugouts including Chief Henry.. We were handed a visitors book to sign and a program of activities by a young man named Christopher, outlining some entertainment that the locals provide for visitors ..Kastom dancing, Water music and magic tricks to name a few. We were also offered vegetables in exchange for trading, so have stocked up on sweet potatoes, cucumber, spring onions,pawpaw and bananas. As well, we were also invited by Christopher to lunch on Sunday with his young family. The island is quite mountainous so the village is set high up off the beach. Christopher's house is elevated above the village and commands million dollar views out to sea. It is just beautiful! Over lunch he explained how he would like to update the program of activities with photos. After offering to help him out with our camera and printer, we spent the afternoon taking photos to complement the activities, so got to see some Water music performed by four local women. They stand in waist high water, cup their hands then swing their arms in the water and create a beating rhythm ...quite clever and very effective. Along with the other photos we took, Bern spent most of yesterday revamping the program. As the island is so remote the supply ship from Luganville doesn't call into this bay very often, so they are finding it difficult to sell their Copra at market. The program of activities is one way the villagers have of making some cash from passing boats that call in here for a few days.
Vessel Name: First Light III
Vessel Make/Model: Adams 12
Hailing Port: Melbourne Australia
Crew: Bernie
About: Bernie is passionate about sailing and finally living his dream to cruise long term. Dianne is First Mate and looking forward to many adventures along the way.
First Light III was fitted out and equipped by Bernie and launched in 2004. She is a fractional rigged cutter with a good turn of speed. Specification: Length 12 m. Beam 4m. Draught 2.2m Displacement 7500Kg Engine Yanmar 39HP Saildrive HF radio with email capability High capacity ECH2O [...]
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First Light 111 Adventures

Who: Bernie
Port: Melbourne Australia