Time Bandit

22 June 2018
13 June 2018
11 June 2018 | Anne and her dad. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a wee boat?
30 May 2018
20 May 2018
12 May 2018
07 May 2018
24 April 2018 | Loch Longs pre-start. 63 owned my m'uncle Jimmy
20 April 2018 | Kristiane Well Reefed
08 April 2018 | Chinaman'S Bay, Maria Island
04 April 2018 | Canoe Cove, Fortesque Bay, Tas
24 March 2018 | Mount Misery (?? - Best not go there)
17 March 2018 | Dover, Tasmania
09 March 2018
09 March 2018
04 March 2018 | Shackleton in Bronze
24 February 2018 | Approaching the Hole in the Wall
17 February 2018

Yadda Yadda

09 August 2017
We left the island of Yadua this morning at the crack of dawn heading for a 55 mile thrash over to the Yasawas....a chain of islands off the west of Fiji. Right now, we're sailing across Bligh Water. The stretch of water between Fiji, the Yasawas and Vanuatu where poor old Cap'n Bligh made his epic open boat trip having been chucked off by the disgruntled crew. Me? I'm minding my P's and Q's this morning. Apparently Bligh was somewhat worried about landing hereabouts, as he had concerns the locals might quite like white meat.

Not that we saw anyone. Yadua is about two miles by three and climbs to 193 metres. Much of which we know intimately having bushwhacked for four hours through the scrub, brush and Raiders of the Lost Ark spider webs. All to no avail. No path, no village, no nuthin' other than scratches from ankle to knee. We finally gave up our attempt to cross the ridges to do Sevusevu with the chief and returned to the boats, torn and tattered. Yadua, might well be the least developed place I've ever been.

Other than perhaps France.
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Vessel Name: Time Bandit
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 45
Hailing Port: Largs, Scotland
Crew: Anne and Stuart Letton
About: ex dinghy and keelboat racers now tooled up with an ocean going boat and cruising around aimlessly, destination Nirvana...
Extra: 2018 Cruising Australia by land and sea in blazing sunshine.
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