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01 November 2009 | Cairns

OceansWatch Departs Vanuatu

04 July 2009
Gardner Bickford
My first real day in Vanuatu and Magic Roundabout's last day was full of the normal preparation tasks and new people. I met "Schelmi and Isabelle" who are on a lovely new Islander 46' Wharram named "Waka Taitea". Enthusiastic about the project and full of smiles they will be hosting Natalie and Emily for a couple of months. I think you can find a link to their blog on the OceansWatch site as well.
Luc from Sloopmouche, the South West Pacific representative for http://www.noonsite.com demystified underwater videography for me in between helping Natalie and Emily with plans.
Karl owns a Dive Resort at Devil's Point and has spent enough time working on environmental projects to be hip to the lingo. He spent some time with our team sharing some local knowledge. New OceansWatch member Richard with his beautiful Hanse 54' showed a genuine interest in participating in the future.
Elsie from Yachting World Vanuatu was generous enough to provide free mooring to the OceansWatch vessel Magic Roundabout.
After Cleo and Alison finished instructing the PADI Open Water dive course for the new local Reef Check team Magic Roundabout set sail for Solomon islands.
Vessel Name: Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Sweden Yachts 34, Anna Rose '43 yacht
Hailing Port: Whangarei, NZ
Crew: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Permanant skipper Chris is a professional yacht skipper and runs a yacht delivery company- Pacific Yacht Deliveries. He has been an environmental activist for many years, including 2 years as a skipper for Greenpeace on the yacht Vega. [...]
The long term use of Magic Roundabout was donated to OceansWatch to carry out Marine conservation and provide humanitarian aid to the coastal communities in the Pacific. OceansWatch has set up an ongoing training system for yachties and divers to monitor reef health throughout the Pacific using the [...]
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Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose's Photos - Main
OceansWatch team sailing to Opua
16 Photos
Created 14 June 2009
Work on the Magic Roundabout and departure from Whangarei
15 Photos
Created 8 June 2009
Pics of the 2009 project crew
4 Photos
Created 9 February 2009
A selection of pictures from our 2008 Vanuatu project
10 Photos
Created 1 August 2008
Reef Check training with Reef Check Australia in the Ha'apais April 2008
12 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 June 2008
Delivery to Vanuatu
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2008

Oceanswatch Expeditions

Who: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Port: Whangarei, NZ

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