One evening in Ninigo atoll anchored of the Nth side of Hotum, (isolated and stunning) we were having a campfire on the beach. The stars were out, the new moon was rising and the tide was coming in slowly. The kids were poking the fire and feeding it new branches, which they had collected from … Continue reading Ninigo life
It took us four days and four nights to sail from Kavieng to the Hermit Islands, with very little wind during the first two days. But we didn't start the engines once, at least not until we had to enter the pass to the lagoon. We have quite a few long distance legs coming up … Continue reading Hermit Islands (extended version)
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.
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
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
After a lovely and calm 36-hour sail from the Duke of York Islands, we arrived in Kavieng just before sunset. Kavieng is a medium-sized town with a few shops, a market and one resort on nearby Nusa Island. Our main reason for stopping here: internet. We needed some decent 3G coverage to complete all the … Continue reading Kavieng, New Ireland