Month: August 2019

Piracy attack – Praise God nobody was hurt!

Our new workboat Kwadima was attacked by 20 pirates in two banana boats at about 03.30 last Wednesday at 9°57’3 S  150°45’5 E.  They fired shotguns three times at the wheelhouse only 20m away and missed.   Not one shot hit, it was calm and the engineer was convinced he was finished.    The pirates boarded…

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Steering issues, mission land and a burst dinghy!

Colly and I have just returned from a two-week break in Australia and have now returned to Milne Bay. On the first night back we stayed with my friend Chris Abel as usual and that night we had one of the largest thunderstorms I had ever encountered with incredibly heavy rainfall and huge cracks of…

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YAY…! We made it.

Hi everyone greetings from Living Water here in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. We have now come to the end of our journey and probably this is our last newsletter for the long journey we have done after doing the 13,800 nautical miles crossing 12 countries. Living Water has now completed the voyage and…

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Arrived at Misima Island!

Living Water has arrived safely in PNG!They are currently anchored in Misima Island and don’t have access to internet to share pics and a full update with us.In the meantime I received this via satellite: Hello Cameron, We have a lot to share on the welcome and Colly is frustrated about her inability to access…

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The last leg of our voyage -Fiji to Misima PNG

We weighed anchor from Suva Bay at 08.30 on Friday 19th July with the wind variable – zilch! Passing through the Levu Passage and motored towards the next passage between Mbenga Islands and Viti Levu. The wind did not kick in until late evening by which time we had Viti Levu well under our lee…

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Updates and farewell Fiji!

Today Living Water has just left Fiji on the final leg of the voyage to PNG, approximately 14 days to go. Guy and Colly have sent us a big update from the last month or so, which I have broken up into three seperate updates and will be posting now with the relevant dates. (Hopefully…

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Bula Fiji, we made it!

Colly -Tuesday the 25th at half past eleven we arrived in Suva and anchored outside the Royal Suva Yacht Club, everyone got into their uniforms and were looking so smart while waiting for the Officials to come and do their bits so we can all go on the land, We waited for a long time…

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Arrival in Vava’u

We made the 621NM in five days, arriving to meet up with a gaggle of yachts off Vava’u, which were part of the ARC fleet, mainly retirees sailing together for security, convenience and to meet new friends.   We let them get ahead and entered at their rear but made our way to anchor off a…

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Palmerston Island

Because Palmerston is such a low-lying island on top a volcanic coral atoll, we took all the more care to make sure we anchored securely. With the wind freshening to Force 4 (16 to 23kts) we anchored in 15m of water and Ed Marsters son David brought all the officials to do our clearance –…

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Arrived in Palmerston Island

We are now at Palmerston Island.  We had difficult weather and arrived here in F6 (not F4).  The folk here reported that a ketch had her sails blown out some days earlier and we ourselves experienced F9< and a good few tons of water dumped on our stern coachroof.   LW is certainly a strong…

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