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
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)

1,100 miles logged - 200 MTG (miles to go)

05 June 2018 | 150 miles NW of Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu)
We've finally had some decent wind. For the last 48 hours we've had just about perfect wind - 18 to 20 knot off the starboard quarter, for the last noon to noon run we've managed 160 nm. Late yesterday we entered the SPCZ (South Pacific Convergence Zone) that frequently sits over the top of Vanuatu and the Solomons where we are now encountering low cloud and rain but the wind held overnight, however we now have calms and adverse winds and have decided to motor for a few hours to try and find the other side. Forecasting in the SPCZ is notoriously difficult but we shall have to make do with whatever we're dealt. Our ETA in Lata at this point is Thursday and hopefully we'll make it then, as Friday is a public holiday and then there's the weekend so we probably won't be able to clear in until Monday, so keep those fingers crossed. Caroline and Frances have been busy in the cockpit crocheting finger puppets for the children. Sea life has been limited to a few pesky Boobies and some small black and white Storm Petrels.
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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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