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
18 April 2018 | Brisbane, Australia
12 April 2018 | Australia
10 February 2018
07 January 2018 | Redland City Marina, Brisbane, Australia
07 December 2017 | Brisbane, Australia
16 November 2017 | Brisbane, Australia
03 November 2017 | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
01 November 2017 | behind Moreton Island, Queensland
31 October 2017 | Somewhere else in the Coral Sea
28 October 2017 | Somewhere in the Coral Sea
15 October 2017 | South Pacific

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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