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
02 October 2018
02 October 2018
02 October 2018
27 September 2018
27 September 2018
27 September 2018
27 September 2018
24 September 2018
24 September 2018
24 September 2018
17 September 2018 | Ontong Java atoll
17 September 2018
02 September 2018 | Tanegeu Bay, Santa Isabel Island, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

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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