Archive for September, 2016

Left, then right

Tropical Cyclone warning?  Rally Control say it is “skipper’s discretion” to either wait out the storm at Christmas Island, or head off to Cocos. Meanwhile, we’re rafted up with Katarina, and another night of the two boats bumping each other in this rolly bay is its own form of madness. […]

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Christmas

Finally! Christmas Island is taking shape on the horizon, a speck of green sitting emerging from an otherwise unrelieved mass of grey.  We’ve survived endless hours of bouncy high seas, racing along at 10 knots. Time for lunch, and a glass of wine.  Suddenly a blaring, screaming voice.  There, right […]

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Ressie repairs

Saturday 17th Sep Sadly we said “goodbye” to Glenda, Tracy and an abundance of margaritas! Hello to the new crew – Rachel (Rita), Gail (Ginger) and Janice (Cup).   Sunday 18th Sep – Lombok to Christmas Island Due to small wind the 9am start was slow. The fleet had permission […]

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Giddy girls arrive in Gili Gede

Paradise found! Volcanoes, unspoiled, lush islands speckled with waterside villages, maniac tiny trimarans zooming around – the local water taxi. These islands are spectacular, and a reminder of how Bali maybe once was. Ressie has arrived, having consumed a year’s worth of fuel in the crossing which saw a few […]

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Absolutely Safe

Glennie and Trace take their safety seriously, so the PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) were out straight away… Everything you didn’t know you didn’t need to know about PFDs….     Stay tuned…more of this blog to come!

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