We are starting to wonder if we have our timing right? Seasonally that is, the wet season should have given way by now and we would expect some drier weather. Last night was unabated wall to wall rain cells, the boat's washed and the tanks are full can we please have some sunshine!! Its been … Continue reading Ninigo.

Ninigo Island

We made it after an eventful overnight sail to beautiful Ninigo, the people here are "numba wan" they waft over the lagoon in patchwork bent, square rigged, outrigger canoes; it seems just for the fun of it, today two of them screamed by waving and hallooing to all who would watch, methinks they like to … Continue reading Ninigo Island


All is well on Rehua, Hermits are wonderful, we have a resident Manta who likes to put on an aerobatic show in the afternoon, turtles galore, and for the first time giant clams everywhere, this is an SDA village which means they don't eat them, the clams that is not us, beautiful colours. We are … Continue reading Hermits

Hermit Islands

On approach to the Hermits, four days and nights of frustrating but rewarding sailing, the breeze came on the nose two days ago, NW, Hmm, we must have forgotten this months sacrifice to Huey. All is well despite a busy night with squall after squall, if I remember correctly the French call the Doldrums the … Continue reading Hermit Islands


We moved from Rabaul to Kokopo, just 10 NM on the other side of the bay, much closer to the shops and easier to finalise our provisioning. We anchored in front of a fancy beach resort with friendly staff who were happy to look after our dinghy which we left on the beach while we hit … Continue reading Kokopo