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Browsing Archive: December, 2010

Christmas Orphans

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Monday, December 27, 2010, In : Papua New Guinea 

We were adopted for Christmas…A generous ex-pat who’s been in PNG for nearly 20 years simply approached us in the bar and extended an offer to join her and her friends for the day….so we were picked up in the pouring rain and ferried across to her mates place out at 19 mile (incidentally that’s both a suburb and the distance from town). Turns out her mate runs the largest security company in PNG and his property also housed over 400 security dogs… a huge breeding and training facili...


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Steppin' out in Lae

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Friday, December 24, 2010, In : Papua New Guinea 

Gear box out (and this time Ralph didn’t have to do it…YAY), damage assessed….bank trip undertaken and supermarket visited…so we have money, fresh food, phone credits, a basic internet connection and are a step closer to resolving our gear box dilemma.

We’ve had an amazing amount of assistance from the yacht club. I’ve even had a driver and security escort to go shopping…yes a security escort! What a strange sensation that is. This time of year is the worst apparently (with the...


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Twelve days on the Solomon Sea

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Papua New Guinea 

December 15th 2010

For the first time in 5 days I’m feeling able to write… Ralph finally collapsed last night so sensibly he ‘hove to’ (Mum, this means you turn the boat until the headsail collapses across the bow and you turn the wheel to support it, the resulting effect is the main turns you one way…the headsail turns you the other and lo and behold you end up balanced and pretty much staitionary) and we both had a good 4 hours rest, just keeping one half open but keen eye on th...


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Kitava and Kiriwina

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Papua New Guinea 

December 7th 2010

Feels as though there’s been quite a bit of water under the bow (and some of it over the bow) since I last sat down at the computer… actually there’s only been 190 nautical miles of water to be specific.

We left Alotau amidst a wee bit of Drama for Danny on Baguette…you see he’d had his bag stolen the day before and unfortunately it contained all his ships documents, passports, visas and credit cards….a significant bummer! The implications for him and his crew ...


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Alotau

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : Papua New Guinea 

Alotau is a town (as opposed to a village) and quite a busy port!...with all the trappings that go with this.

The primary anchoring spot was full to the brim when we arrived so we simply found another up the way a little and settled near a small covered jetty. We later discovered that this jetty belonged to the Airways International Hotel which has been a boon in more ways than one. We’ve been able to go ashore and leave our boat and dingy unattended for hours with no concerns about ‘ras...


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