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Baringo’s voyages 2017

Baringo’s sailing this year has been rather curtailed because of family commitments but we were eventually ready to leave the Bundaberg port marina for the sea on 27th August. We had to stay longer in the marina than planned because … Continue reading

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New Caledonia to Australia 8.11.2016 – 29.11.2016

After three weeks divided between London and Chamonix we returned to Australia to attend Antony and Vanessa’s Australian wedding celebration in Melbourne. We had a few days to spare before going to Melbourne so after passing through Sydney staying again … Continue reading

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Tanna, Vanuatu to New Caledonia: August 29th –September 24th 2016

After removing the ash from the deck as best we could (it was surprisingly sticky) , we motored against the wind to the south along the east coast of Tanna. The morning surprise was when John saw a very large … Continue reading

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Fiji to Vanuatu 19th August 2016 – 29th August 2016

Finally the weather was suitable to leave Fiji although we wished we had had more time there as it proved so much nicer than our very low expectations  .The inside passage had been a  very pleasant surprise with so many … Continue reading

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Fiji 5th August – 15th August 2016

Our arrival was perfectly timed with a dawn entry into the Nakama Creek in Savusavu bay, Vanua Levu. Crossing the bay was very calm as the entrance is protected by a reef .The Copra Shed Marina is in the mouth … Continue reading

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Wallis Addendum 26th July -2nd August 2016

We were delayed leaving by strong winds over Wallis and storms over Fiji to greet us ! So we used the time and went on a tour of the old fort used by the Tongan rulers of Wallis arranged by … Continue reading

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Samoa to Wallis 13degrees 17.26 S 176degress 10.17W

The dilemma leaving Samoa was not leaving on a Friday and not wasting a day but we did not manage to solve this one so wasted a day waiting in the harbour for Friday to pass. We had difficulty extricating … Continue reading

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Alofi ,Niue 19degrees 03.32S 169degrees 55.45W to Samoa 13 degrees 49S 171degrees 45.80W

We let the Alofi mooring lines go at 15.30  Monday 27th June and headed north west to Samoa about 400 nm . So we are off the milk run now ! We started on a nice reach with a 25kt … Continue reading

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The Island of Niue 19degrees 03.32 S 169degrees 55.45W 21st June – 27th June 2016

Niue is the largest uplifted coral island in the world and it is surrounded by a reef which is steep to so anchoring is impossible. The Niue yacht club has  about 17 buoys to enable yachts to visit  the island. … Continue reading

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Bora Bora to Niue 13th June – 20th June

We extricated oursleves from Polynesia  on Monday 13th June with the minimal of bureacaracy and  no  exchange of money. I think this easy transition  will not persist as we travel westwards . We untied the mooring lines from the Bora … Continue reading

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