Silk Road by the Sea

02 February 2011 | Taipei, Taiwan
06 January 2011 | Taiwan
26 December 2010 | Palau
13 December 2010 | Ulong Island
07 December 2010 | Koror, Palau
06 April 2010 | Koror, Palau
22 March 2010 | Royal Belau Yacht Club
07 January 2010 | Kansas City, MO USA
22 December 2009 | Rockford, IL USA
04 December 2009 | Koror, Palau
01 December 2009 | Palau
29 November 2009 | Still On the way to Palau
25 November 2009 | On the way to Palau
25 November 2009 | On the way to Palau
16 November 2009 | On the way to Palau
13 November 2009 | PNG
08 November 2009 | underway
06 November 2009
29 October 2009
18 October 2009 | Santo Vanuatu

VOLCANO!

13 November 2009 | PNG
Janet & Clint
Nov. 13, 2009

Lat. 04 20.080S Long. 152 18.614E

We are anchored off of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at a beautiful resort called Ropopo. Once again I am surprised. I had an idea that PNG was a very primitive place, very rugged. Of course, we have not been to the other islands and cities, but the city here, Kokopo is quite modern with paved roads, well- stocked grocery stores, a large Toyota dealership, good supplied hardware stores, big banks, post office, gas stations, etc. The people are lovely, helpful, and in contrast to Vanuatu and the Solomons, don't seem to have their hands out wanting something which is unusual in the main cities. Apparently, some of the other islands do have quite a bit of trouble in the form of tribal warfare, theft, and violence. There is some piracy as well, but we haven't encountered any. The islands are incredibly lush, very mountainous, and big. Some of the peaks are nearly 15,000 ft. It took us two days to sail by Bougainville, we had a 2 knt current against us the whole way and no wind. We motored for nearly 800 nm only catching the winds when the squalls moved through. We caught lots of fish on the way, mahi, tuna, and wahoo. We saw pods of dolphin every day. They love to play around the bow of the boat. Abbey and I stand on the bowsprit and make noises and wave at them. They roll on their sides and look at us and love the interaction. We saw one pod at night. It was really cool because the phosphorescents illuminated their bodies as they streaked through the water. They looked like torpedos of fairy dust. There is a very active volcano just across the harbor.PhotobucketPhotobucket It rumbles throughout the day and billowing plumes of thick smoke ascend. Fortunately, there is no wind still so we aren't getting ash blown all over us. This afternoon we head out for an overnight sail to Keviang on the Northern tip of New Ireland. We'll top off with fuel there and then make the crossing to Palau. The weather does not look good for much wind, so we are prepared to do a lot of motoring again. The winds are out of the NE which is okay, but supposedly they will switch to the NW in the next couple of weeks and that would be right on our nose. There is the equatorial current that we have to deal with as well. So, time is our friend right now if we get moving and stick to the plan. We get very sad when we check our sailmail download and don't find any letters from home. Write us! We miss you all. Love, the Glennys
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Vessel Name: svkairos
Vessel Make/Model: 38 Island Packet
Hailing Port: LV NV
Crew: Clint, Janet, Joel, Colin and Abbey
About:
The Glenny family has been cruising since 2000. We started with all five of our children aboard a 50ft. Jeanneau in Tortola and sailed for 8 mos. covering all the islands from Puerto Rico to Grenada. [...]
Extra: We fish everytime we are underway. We always catch plenty and keep alot of fish frozen to have on hand. We like to scuba dive and have a compressor and tanks on board. Kairos is a great boat, very sea worthy and we would recommend Island Packets to anyone.
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Who: Clint, Janet, Joel, Colin and Abbey
Port: LV NV