17 September 2018 | Ontong Java atoll
17 September 2018
02 September 2018 | Tanegeu Bay, Santa Isabel Island, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands
30 August 2018 | Santa Isabel Island, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands
27 August 2018 | Florida Islands, Central Province, Solomon Islands
25 August 2018 | Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
18 August 2018 | Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
09 August 2018 | Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
09 August 2018 | Santa Cruz (Ndendo) Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
01 August 2018 | Utupua Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
25 July 2018 | Vanikoro Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
17 July 2018
17 July 2018
17 July 2018
17 July 2018
14 July 2018
14 July 2018
14 July 2018
10 July 2018 | Lata, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands

Rendevous in the Yasawas

08 October 2017 | Yasawa group, Fiji
In the Yasawa Island group on the western side of Viti Levu we had arranged to meet up with long time friends Cheryl and Karen on Interlude whom we haven't seen for a few years but when we did we had as much fun as we always do . They must like Fiji (and who wouldn't?), they've been here for four years. Also we caught up with friends on Kapai and Eudora and so what did we do? We found a few villages and ran some glasses clinics. Kapai and Eudora had helped us before in Niue but hadn't done any work in the villages, which is where we normally operate and were keen to do so. The crew of Interlude knew of our work but had never actually had the opportunity to participate and so gladly put their hands up to help. We managed to visit three villages in total and left 130 people with better vision than before we arrived. All the team did a wonderful job yet again. The girls on Interlude showed what an asset they are to our goal of better vision for everyone.

As an aside: It is always interesting to watch people when they have the opportunity to engage others in the way we can as Eyeglass Assist. I suppose it's based around helping others less fortunate than yourself but it's also about communicating with someone who is outwardly quite different but is in fact a person with whom you have a great deal in common. It's about travelling and meeting different people in a way that is meaningful and beneficial for every one concerned. And we all enjoy it very much indeed.
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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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