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28 October 2018 | Honiara, Solomon Islands
21 October 2018 | Shortland Islands, Western Province, Solomon Islands
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18 October 2018 | Bay of 1,000 Voices, Choiseul., Solomon Islands
15 October 2018 | Bay of 1,000 Voices, Choiseul, Solomon Islands
14 October 2018 | Pelau, Ontong Java, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands
14 October 2018 | Luaniua, Ontong Java, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands
14 October 2018 | Ontong Java Atoll, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands
03 October 2018 | Choiseul, Solomon Islands
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24 September 2018
24 September 2018

New Year Eve - Isla San Francisco

31 December 2016 | Isla San Francisco, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
20 miles to the north is is the small uninhabited island of San Francisco which is where the most of the Collective chose to spend New Years Eve. As always in Baja California there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and to take the high ground. A beautiful desert island in a perfect horseshoe shaped bay. When you take a close look at the geology of such places you wonder why they are still as high as they are. In some places it looks like someone has just thrown a shovelful of rocks on top of one another.

Monkey Fist and extended crew spent the day with a trip to Pardito, a small island to the north which has been inhabited for over a hundred years and it is a very, very, very small island. There weren't many people there when we arrived due to it being the festive season and some of the residents had left to visit family in La Paz, etc.,. There were only 10 people there and with the help of our friends we tested everyone's eyes and provided spectacles as needed and everyone ended up with sunglasses.

New Years Eve was celebrated thanks to the generosity of Full Monty where we gathered for a superb potluck and live music and dancing until after the bewitching hour. At one point the dancing had reached such a high energy level that poor Will (engineer and chief bottle washer on Full Monty) feared that his beloved craft would become two monohulls. HOWEVER, as his wife and daughter were embroiled in the activity his options rapidly evaporated into acceptance.
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Vessel Name: Monkey Fist
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 43DS
Hailing Port: Darwin
Crew: Paul and Frances Tudor-Stack
About: After spending over 20 years in the NT Paul and Frances returned to the sea in 2008. Their first trip was into the Pacific via West Papua and over the top of PNG and then back to Australia where they sold their old traditional boat "Sea Spray" and bought "Monkey Fist"
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