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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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We have lift off!

Posted by Penny Goldfinch on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : On our way...kinda 

We have finally left Airlie Beach…. After selling the car for a song (and a crap early 80’s song at that) we left Airlie almost immediately. We’d been stuck there for just on 3 months and whilst lots of necessary work on the boat has been done we have had enough of this little pocket of paradise….kinda along the line of ‘nice place, but you wouldn’t wanna live here’… so bright and early on the 3rd of November we motored our way towards Townsville.

Unfortunately sailing wasn...

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