Straddie Island

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December 26th – January 1st

Getting away for a holiday camping trip at Straddie island and celebrating New Years with our dock.

Christmas in Brisbane

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December 15 - December 25th

Down under, it is summertime and in the 90s most days. We are attempting to get into the holiday spirit despite the heat.

Brisbane - First Week

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November 24th - December 5th

Getting settled in our new home, around the marina, storm of the decade, and exploring downtown Brisbane.

Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait and the Mad Mile

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November 20th - November 23rd

Great sailing, shallow spots, strong tidal currents, great beaches at Fraser Island, crossing the Sandy Bar, Moolooloba, and the Brisbane river

Sampling Bundaberg

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November 17th - November 20th

Clearing in to Australia, Port Bundaberg Marina, abundant birdlife, sampling the fine brews of Bundaberg.

New Caledonia to Australia

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November 6th - November 16th

Great snorkel, sea turtles, good sail, no wind, no engine, tacking in narrow channel, Bundaberg, imprisioned on our boat

Noumea - Back to the big city

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October 29th - November 5th

Hanging out in the capitol city of Noumea, New Caledonia.

Lovely Lifou

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October 24th - October 29th

Exploring the town of We on the island of Lifou and bashing our way against the wind to Noumea on Grand Terre, New Caledonia.

Fiji to New Caledonia

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October 17th - October 24th

Calm bay, crossing the reef, large swells, seasickness, roller furler mishap, scary night entrance, We marina.

Cruising the Yassawas - Part 2

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October 9th - October 17th

Strong winds, a dragging boat with near misses, Sevusevu in the village, the Cave, a sunken warplane, bashing our way back, and seeking shelter. Fiji.

Cruising the Yassawas - Part 1

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September 29th - October 9th

Exploring Fiji's Yassawa islands and waiting out a strong blow in the Blue Lagoon.

Fiji, local traditions and seaman chores

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September 22nd - September 29th

Kava drinking, meeting Lulu's family, climbing the mast, Oktoberfest and "Bula, Bula, Bula," in Vuda Point on the island Viti Levu, Fiji.

Vuda, Fiji - Visitors!

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September 13th - September 21st

Enjoying a visit from Alena's parents and exploring the east side of Viti Levu.

Samoa - Can people get any more friendly?

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September 1st - September 6th

It was with great relief that we finally dropped our anchor in the Apia harbor.

Bora Bora

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August 10th - August 14th

Exploring our final island in French Polynesia.


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July 30th - August 2nd

After escaping the hustle and bustle around Papeete, Tahiti, we sailed a short 20 miles to Moorea where we dropped anchor in the welcome quiet of Cook's Bay.

Makemo and Tahanea - Trials, Tribulations, and Time out

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Time period: July 8th – July 19th

Things don't always go perfectly in paradise, but then you are reminded you are in paradise, so it's not so bad!


Ua Pou

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Time period: June 26th – June 29th

Exploring our last Marquesan island of Ua Pou before we head further west.


Nuku Hiva - Taiohae

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Time period: Wednesday, June 18th – Monday, June 23rd

We are exploring the island of Nuku Hiva and the capitol of the Marquesas, the town of Taiohae.


Exploring Hiva Oa - part2

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Week of 06/05/14 - 06/11/14

We’ve had a lot of fun exploring the island over the last week!  Tikis, laundry, boatwork and fruits.


Hiva Oa

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June 1 -2, 2014

We finally made it to Hiva Oa!  

The Crossing

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Time Period: Monday, 4/21 -

Read the latest updates from our Pacific crossing here!  Green Panther and her crew are on their way.


Leaving tomorrow!

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Time period: Sunday 04/06/14 – Sunday 04/20/14

The weather window is finally opening for us to embark across the Pacific tomorrow (Monday 4/21)! 


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