13 November 2018 | Brisbane, Australia
04 November 2018 | On Passage - The Coral Sea, 480 MTG, 650 miles logged
28 October 2018 | Honiara, Solomon Islands
21 October 2018 | Shortland Islands, Western Province, Solomon Islands
18 October 2018 | Bay of 1,000 Voices, Choiseul., Solomon Islands
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

Desert Big-horned Sheep

19 January 2017 | Salinas Bay, Isla Carmen, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Also on Carmen Island are Desert Big-horned Sheep and, considering they are only sheep, they are pretty impressive looking animals and you can see why they were so named (having said this though they could equally have been called Desert White-bummed Sheep, but perhaps not as romantic a name for a trophy hunter. And then he would have to mount the rear end of the beast on his wall... no, can't see that happening). Anyway I digress... Hunting these animals is a lucrative business in Mexico as well as in the US. In order to shoot one of them you need to purchase a "tag" from the government, I don't know how much they cost in Mexico but I saw that an anonymous person in the US bought a tag to shoot one in the state of Montana and the cost of the tag was over $470,000. That's right - four hundred and seventy thousand dollars to shoot a sheep..... There is a hunting lodge at Salinas Bay but there were no hunters at this time so we took a walk into the surrounding hills and were lucky enough to see a couple of herds totally around 20 animals, as you can imagine they were a touch skittish.
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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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