Dransfields on the high seas

09 November 2010
03 November 2010 | Somewhere off Port Stephens
26 October 2010 | Brisbane River
01 October 2010
20 September 2010 | Bundaberg QLD
07 September 2010 | Noumea, New Caledonia
26 August 2010
11 August 2010 | Musket Cove Fiji
26 July 2010 | Fiji
17 July 2010 | Tonga
15 July 2010 | Vava'u, Tonga
30 June 2010
21 June 2010 | On passage to Tonga
25 May 2010 | Tahiti,
20 May 2010 | The Tuamotu Islands
07 May 2010 | Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia
26 April 2010 | En route to the Marquesas
19 April 2010 | The Pacific Ocean
16 April 2010 | The Pacific Ocean
05 April 2010 | Galapagos


17 July 2010 | Tonga
The Richardsons and Sloans had a fabulous time on board Nika. We thank the Dransfields for their great hospitality. We joined Nika in Vava'u which are the northern islands in Tonga, renowned as great cruising grounds. There are many good anchorages with coral reefs meaning flat sailing, beautiful blue waters and plenty of snorkeling. The kids had a great time playing, paddling, driving the dinghy, swimming and even a trip up the mast! We saw rays, a turtle, stonefish, lionfish, lots of small reef fish, sea snake, trumpet fish and more. We caught a tuna for dinner and were lucky enough to see some whales. The swim through into Mariner's cave was great fun. The Tongan's were friendly and it was fun to meet the other cruisers. It's a whole community afloat. Some great dinners on the boat and ashore with the local school girls dancing. Many thanks.
Vessel Name: Nika
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Sydney
Crew: Skipper JD, Bosun Boy Jesse, Zodiac Zoe, Captain Tykes, First Mate Hels
About: Hail from Curl Curl on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches. Love of adventure, and the good life!
Extra: Saturday 6 November 2010 - we arrive back in Sydney at Middle Harbour Y.C. at 1:00 - the end of the voyage...

Nika Profile

Who: Skipper JD, Bosun Boy Jesse, Zodiac Zoe, Captain Tykes, First Mate Hels
Port: Sydney