Panormitis happenings

24 May 2016 | Rodds Bay
24 December 2015
06 November 2015 | Bustard bay
04 November 2015 | Port Bundaberg Marina
27 October 2015 | Port Bundaberg
17 October 2015 | Mele Maat
04 October 2015 | Village of Mele
27 September 2015 | Port Vila
27 September 2015 | Mololo LaiLai
10 September 2015 | Vuda Marina
02 September 2015 | Lautoka
31 August 2015 | Lautoka Fiji
24 August 2015 | Nieafu Tonga
24 August 2015 | Aloft Niue
24 August 2015 | Beveridge Reef
24 August 2015 | Palmerston Island
24 August 2015 | Maupihaa
23 August 2015 | Raiatea
22 August 2015 | Moorea
21 August 2015 | Baie D'Opunohu

Off to Maupihaa

24 August 2015 | Maupihaa
We checked out getting our paperwork ready for exiting French Polynesia. Mah roo roo ( roll the rs ) and Na - Na.....translation.....thank you and goodbye and while that may have been the case we were planning to call at Maupihaa on the way to Palmerston Island. The decision to bypass the southern Cook Islands was made after we found we had to get permission from 4 departments prior to arrival with it being a criminal offence to arrive without said permission. Penalty....a fine and or jail. Anyway Palmerston is on our way and although part of the Cooks,they don't get a mention about arriving there. Anyway back to Maupihaa... What a challenge the entrance was. It just happened that it was the highest tide of the year and all the water coming over the reef has only the entrance to go out an normally runs about 6knts. We sat outside for a couple of hours waiting for the current to relent before we made our approach. White water either side and with less than three quarter throttle we were going backwards. Very narrow but got between the markers and gunned it. Very stressful but the anchorage was worth it. We sat in this idyllic spot waiting for the weather to move on to Palmerston, eating lobsters and fish from the locals.....what a life, even tho' our schedule is being shot to pieces.
Vessel Name: Panormitis
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 410S2
Hailing Port: Gladstone Australia
Crew: Gary and Del Whitmore
About: Gary has salt water in his veins and needs to be near or on the water. Del is his wife and his sailing partner.
Extra: We learned to sail together back in 1977 and have enjoyed a variety of yachts since then. We have previously purchased a monohull in Croatia and took 18months to sail it back to Australia. Now we are doing the trip again this time with a catamaran.
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Who: Gary and Del Whitmore
Port: Gladstone Australia