31 July 2013 | Panasia, Louisiades, Papua New Guinea
Panasia is a small island in the Louisiade Archipelago of Papau New Guinea. We've been here a week now, anchored in the calm, clear, reef-protected bay under vertical limestone cliffs. Tenaya is the only yacht is this scenic, tranquil place. A consistent breeze keeps us comfortable. Here and there are sandy beaches backed by palms and other greenery.
People paddle up in canoes to trade delicious papayas and bananas as well as yams, potatoes, baskets and shells. Ladies on nearby Brooker Island make clay pottery which they prefer to sell for kina as their island has a store. To the yachts following in our wake - you will have a wonderful opportunity to get to know the kind people here. You will also have fantastic photos ops with their marvelous sailing canoes passing by on the brilliant blue water and the rugged island as a beautiful backdrop.
The folks have very little and are in desperate need of modest clothing for all ages, adult sizes Small and Medium. They also need laundry soap, band-aids, antiseptic ointment and fish hooks size 4 and above. We have been asked for sugar, solar flashlights, cord and rope of all sizes and daypacks.