We’re still in Munda, taking things slow: Solomon time. Last week, several boats turned up coming from Papua New Guinea (PNG) including two kid boats. And we’ve had a blast together. Every morning all the kids and mums would gather ashore to do school. The resort was happy for us to use their waterfront terrace, … Continue reading Solomon Time
I have to admit, the Western Province - the largest of the provinces of the Solomon Islands - is rather stunning. Beautiful tropical islands, turquoise water, excellent diving and snorkelling, amazing coral reefs, WW2 wrecks and head-hunting shrines that remind us how rich in culture and traditions this area still is. We did a bit … Continue reading The Western Province
Munda has a lot to offer: a beautiful, well-protected bay with good holding in sand, a sleepy little town with friendly locals, a small resort with great-value lunchtime meals, a few shops with decent provisioning, a good weekly market offering local produce, ... But the number one attraction is of course scuba diving! There are WW2 wrecks, … Continue reading Magical Munda
Tyrii is a certified open water scuba diver! He passed his exams - both practical and theory - with flying colours and is now allowed to dive down to 18 metres. I am so proud of our twelve year old! You can read what he thought of the scuba course on Dive Munda's blog: http://www.mundadive.com/bottom-time-blog/2017/4/10/tyrii-kids-blog … Continue reading Family Dive
We've had some stunning sunsets in Munda over the last few days. Watching the sun go down, sitting at anchor, beer in hand, what a perfect way to finish the day ⚓️⛵️🌅
Last Sunday we decided to head out for a day sail and do some fishing. Marty and Andy, two Australians we met here in Munda, joined us for the day. They definitely brought some luck (or skill?) onboard as we caught a fish as soon as we went through the pass. A beautiful size kingfish. … Continue reading Gone Fishing!
We've been in Munda for a little while now and it's a great base for exploring the area a bit more. Last week we zigzagged through the reefs and headed over to the Vona Vona Lagoon where we anchored next to Lola Island, home to Zipola Habu, a friendly resort ran by Joe and Lisa for … Continue reading Lola Island
Tyrii turned twelve today. Wow, how time flies... For his birthday present, he asked if he could do a dive course and become a certified open water diver. How cool is that? We're in Munda and Belinda, who runs Dive SSI here, is a fantastic dive instructor. She started teaching him a few days ago. If … Continue reading Twelve!
We left Marovo Lagoon and sailed south through the narrow channel that separates New Georgia Island from Vangunu. After an overnight stop in Matakuri, we continued south to Tetepare Island together with our buddy boat s/v Perry. Tetepare is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific (118 sq km) and has untouched rainforest, gorgeous … Continue reading Tetepare Island
After two and a half days in Honiara we had to do a runner. It truly must be one of the worst ports in the WORLD: on a lee shore, incoming swell, bad holding, no breakwater protection, noisy and dirty. The rubbish is literally floating around and one has to be careful not to get … Continue reading Escape from Honiara