IOLEA 2019

We are an Australian couple who have been cruising on our Hylas 49 since 2010. We are currently in Alaska having sailed from NZ via French Polynesia and Hawaii last year.

29 July 2019 | Prince William Sound: Snug Harbor
19 July 2019
17 July 2019
16 July 2019 | Aialik Bay, Kenai Peninsular
14 July 2019 | Northwestern Glacier
13 July 2019 | Kenai Penninsular
12 July 2019 | Pilot Harbor, Kenai Peninsular
11 July 2019 | Kenai Peninsular
10 July 2019 | Kenai Peninsular
09 July 2019 | Afognak Island
08 July 2019 | Afognak Island
06 July 2019 | Afognak Island
05 July 2019 | Kodiak Island
04 July 2019 | Kodiak Island
04 July 2019 | Kodiak Island
04 July 2019 | Kodiak Island
03 July 2019 | Kodiak Island
03 July 2019 | Kodiak Island
30 June 2019 | Kodiak Island

Contradora our old friend

24 February 2013 | Contradora Isles Las Perlas
Contradora was a pleasant surprise as we found several friends had arrived there during our absence. We started the next morning with Kate up the mast to confirm the rig looked in good order it does. We then spent the morning chatting to Steve on Leeward who also leads the band the Shelter Belters followed by a couple of hours drinking tea with Bill and Carolyn on Juffa. We finished the day with a raft-up between Irie, Pi, and Leeward for happy hour on our dinghies and exchanged plans and tactics as the sun set.

Almost made it out

24 February 2013 | Bahia San Telmo
We sailed to Bahia San Telmo at the end of Isla del Rey to stage for Galapagos then decided our batteries were probably not going to make it to New Zealand after all. Unfortunately, this decision was made after buying a branch of banana hands, yuka, papaya, and fish from Enrique. We also missed out on checking the submarine sitting on the north beach at Isla San Telmo. Apparently its been there since the early 20th Century - not sure what the story is. So instead of lounging and resting we had 8 grueling hours beating against wind and current to get to Contradora 16 miles away by evening. What's more we weren't speaking to each other by then! Not one of our better days.

Espiritu Santo

15 February 2013 | Isla Espiritu Santo - Islas Las Perlas
Kate & Paul
Espiritu Santo is pictured as an island paradise of white sand and turquoise water. It has other dimensions as well. Morning mists and dew, and a plethora of birds - mostly cormorants, pelicans, and frigate birds but many others as well.

Espiritu Santo Birds

14 February 2013 | Isla Espiritu Santo - Islas Las Perlas
Kate & Paul
Morning preens

Espiritu Santo fish

14 February 2013 | Isla Espiritu Santo - Islas Las Perlas
Kate & Paul
The reason the birds are there.

What 10 days in the Canal does to the hull

12 February 2013 | Contradora
Kate & Paul
When we finally got down to assess the hull, this is what we found. Our red hull was black with smut and some barnacles. The keel on the port side also has a few scratches right through the anti foul - seems we were hit by floating debris at some stage. We are half way through cleaning in this photo.
Vessel Name: Iolea
Vessel Make/Model: Hylas 49
Hailing Port: Sydney, Australia
Crew: Paul and Kate
About: We are an Australian couple on a 2003 Hylas 49 and have been cruising from the Caribbean to the South Pacific since 2010. We are now in Alaska after 6 years in the tropical Pacific
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6 day hike to Cuidad Perdida (the Lost City) in Columbia
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Created 17 August 2012
Today we took a taxi with bob and Vicky from FoxSea to the foothills of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to a place called Minca. It sits in heavy rainforest. Basic concete dwellings ,cafes, and restaurants and music and children everywhere. We visited a local artist, Leila, and her agronomist husband Guillame and I plan to take an afternoon class with her to make paper and build a visual diary - I'm looking forward to it, they are delightful people. Above the town via the stairs next to the church, across the concrete basketball field for the high school and up 200 stairs sits a hostel with hammocks, cold beer and views to the coast. Its run by Stephanie who is English and a refugee from London. Her dog Lola took us for a walk through the forest earlier in the day - very deliberate and well mannered
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The colour of the sunset is not enhanced. That is how it looked - blood red. The remaining three photos are arriving in Santa Marta
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3 months in Bonaire
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Created 3 June 2012
Will get to this tomorrow
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Life in Chaguaramas
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Grenada friends and tours
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US Virgin islands to Grenada
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photos of artworks
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Our Boat
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From West End to the South Exumas
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The garage
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