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
29 June 2018 | The Duff Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
29 June 2018 | The Duff Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
29 June 2018 | The Duff Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
19 June 2018 | Tanga, Fenualoa, Reef Islands
07 June 2018 | Lata, Ndendo, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands
05 June 2018 | 150 miles NW of Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu)
01 June 2018 | Off the southern tip of Chesterfield Reef
27 May 2018 | Moreton Bay, Queensland Australia
18 May 2018 | Brisbane, Australia
06 May 2018 | Eyeglass Assist Central - Brisbane Qld
02 May 2018 | Eyeglass Assist Central - Brisbane Qld

10 days until departure

18 May 2018 | Brisbane, Australia
With Monkey Fist back in the water we painlessly navigated the tricky channel from the hardstand IN THE DARK! Unfortunately a night transit was necessary so as to utilize the higher tide. However we had hedged our bets by surveying the channel previously with a dingy and portable depth sounder.

And the very good news is..... we've managed to fit all 16,000 pairs of specs and sunglasses on the boat. Our calculations said we should be able to, but theory and practice sometimes don't always agree. Phew!, what a relief.

But we are thrilled to have taken this latest step. Then Frances turns to me and says " I think we can fit some more in". We'll see.
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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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