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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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Townville – Samarai – Alotau November 25th – 30th

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Papua New Guinea 

Well we made it!

After 7 days of sailing through almost every condition possible we reached Samarai Island PNG on the morning of the 24th….our first overnight/continuous sail and our first international passage.

Hafskip managed brilliantly with only a couple of hatch seals and an auto pilot rudder suffering terminally in the process….oh and a bimini bracket….and a couple of pullies… and an alternator belt (snapping on the weather cusp of a thunderstorm off the PNG coast right when w...

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