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John and Di Joyce
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Lord Howe to Noumea
After five days the weather had moderated enough of us to resume the journey. Friday 5th June We motored out of the lagoon at 0730 and spent the first 12 hours under motor. The new lure finally caught our first fish, a 10 kg stripey tuna which we pan fried ...

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Luganville to Bundaberg
Departure for Australia Friday 7th August. Distance to go 1008nm (1800km) We finally dropped the mooring at Aore resort at 0930 and
sped down the channel with the outgoing tide. Once outside we settled down to a
close reach with 2 reefs and No.3 headsail in...

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Luganville July 23rd until August 8th
Luganville July 23 rd until August 8 th . The time just slipped away during these two weeks. We were
on a mooring at Aore resort and spent much of our time enjoying the touristy
things on Santo, boat maintenance and generally socialising with resort guests
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Ambae and Maewo and a return to Pentacost Is.
  Sunday 19 th July Ambae and Maewo Islands An end to the light winds is forecast on Tuesday so we decided
to make the most of the light conditions and head East over to Ambae and Maewo
Islands. We could then run back to Luganville later next week in the st...

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Ambae and Maewo
Sunday 19 th July Ambae and Maewo Islands An end to the light winds is forecast on Tuesday so we
decided to make the most of the light conditions and head East over to Ambae
and Maewo Islands. We could then run back to Luganville later next week in the
stro...

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Espiritu Santo
Monday 13th July Espiritu Santo This proved to be a very quiet day to make the crossing to
Espiritu Santo Island with the motor running for most of the trip. As usual we
had the fishing lines out but nothing…again. This is becoming very frustrating
but fair...

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Pentacost Island
Sunday 12 th July Pentacost Island After a quick run ashore to drop off a few bits we set sail
for Pentacost Island. This island is world famous for the land diving which
happens in April, May and June and is done to ensure the yam harvest is
successful. We...

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Ambrym Island
Saturday 11th July Ambrym Island A full days run to Ambrym Island with a good trade wind
breeze and sheltered run along the North coast of Ambrym. We looked in at the
anchorage at Craig Cove on the North West corner but decided there was too much
swell for ...

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Epi Island
Thursday 9 th July Epi Island After the anchor exercise we had a great sail to Epi Island
(Lamen Bay). Friday 10 th July After a look around at the local village and
airstrip in the morning we spent most of the afternoon walking to the top of
the island to ...
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