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


24 August 2015 | Palmerston Island
From Maupihaa we headed to Palmerston. This is in the northern Cook Islands and is home to the descendants of William Masters an English man who came with 3wives from different islands and proceeded to populate the island. Total population is 64 with nearly half being children. As they are all related it makes for an unusual existence. We reacquainted ourselves with the policeman, Edward and his family. His boys were just little guys last time and now growing into young men. Goodly the immigration man was still there but Jock the nurse had moved on replaced by Marther. Of course the hospitality extended to us last trip was again given, this time to a fleet of nine boats. Two days ashore by their boats ( too narrow and shallow for even our dinghies), Edward and his brother Simon and the boys, fed us all at lunch each day, then around to Bill " Clinton"s for ice cream and cake. Since we were here last they have now go 24 hr power and heaven forbid, phones and internet,albeit there is no shop to buy time cards. The Telecom fellow does sell cards but he was off in Raratonga for their celebrations so internet was a no go for us. Rose the Enlish school teacher allowed me to us hers to send to home. It was sad to say goodbye to this amazing community but the we must keep going west. The pic is Edwards kitchen?
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