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
30 August 2018 | Santa Isabel Island, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands
27 August 2018 | Florida Islands, Central Province, Solomon Islands

"It's all clear"

18 August 2018 | Temotu Province, Solomon Islands
This lady was brought to see us by friends and family who said that she was "blind from birth". She wasn't blind she just required corrective eyeglasses. After extensive testing and comparison Frances was able to supply her with a pair of -4.75 glasses for her distance vision and -1.25 glasses to allow her to see at a reasonable distance. It is problematic for most village people to address such issues. The hospital at Lata does have an "eye nurse" but their stock of glasses is very basic and does not extend to the type she needed. If someone wants to have such an issue addressed then they must go to Honiara. It is free to have their eyes tested there but the glasses, although cheap by our standards are expensive by theirs so they continue to live in their villages and live with poor vision.
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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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