12 July 2010 | departed Moorea
26 June 2010 | en route from Rangiroa
21 June 2010 | still in the Tuamotu group of islands
18 June 2010 | Manihi, Tuamotu islands, French Polynesia
16 June 2010 | nearing Manihi, French Polynesia
15 June 2010 | en route to Tuamotu islands
14 June 2010 | en route to Tuamotu islands
11 June 2010 | a couple of hundred miles off Marquesas
09 June 2010 | Hanamoenoa Bay on Tahuata island
01 June 2010 | Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia
31 May 2010 | Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia
29 May 2010 | Naku Hiva island
28 May 2010 | Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia
Home to Bald Knob
29 October 2011 | Bundaberg Cruising Yacht Club
After several hours of officials being onboard Meander, they were cleared to enter Australia and the quarantine flag was lowered. Three people came on board - immigration, customs, and quarantine - and it was all very civilized and easy, no problems at all. When the quarantine guy was going through the cupboards he stood up puzzled and asked how they managed to cross without any food. Their reply was....the Vanuatu-Bundaberg weight-loss program and they were only lucky they didn't get a westerly that prevented them making it to Oz. In actual fact, Ray has scoffed all the remaining fruit and veg before coming into the dock because it all would have been confiscated.
Sam and I had to wait a couple of hours before the guys could come off the boat. Ray did a double take when Sam went up the dock to take his lines...Sam's a little larger than when Ray saw him in the Caribbean in March. All the guys were keen for nice long, hot shower and then we settled in at the marina cafe for lunch. Pete and Brian were already coming home with us but Ray had not committed, waiting to see what the requirements of customs was in relation to importing the boat. As it turned out, the valuer was on site and gave us a valuation that we were happy with and Ray decided to come home with us too. That's a good thing, cos there was a heap to do at home before his welcome home Halloween Party this Saturday.
Sailing Catamaran for sale
16 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Our 39 ft Prout Escale catamaran is now for sail. Go to www.boatpoint.com.au to check her out.
39 Prout Escale for sale
14 April 2011 | Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Meander is now nestled safely on a dock at the back of a private home in Mooloolaba having a well deserved break from her long voyage over the best part of four years. Sadly, she's for sale and is advertised on boatpoint.com.au but we'll be moving her over to the Mooloolaba Marina and holidaying on board for Easter. We certainly still carry fond memories of our life aboard.