Finally an update!

It has been a long time since I wrote a few words and excuses aside, the Babaliman (South East Trade winds) season from May to July lasted until the beginning of this month.   This season is for SE PNG their wet season where high pressure SE of Australia funnels cold wind into the SE Trades…

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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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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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4600 miles to Tahiti… tick!

Beginning though with our transit of the Panama Canal, begun on 17th March after a long delay in Panama, we finally collected the Pilot who was a real pleasure to have aboard. We motored up to the first lock behind a Dutch general cargo carrier and with a catamaran who followed us from Shelter Bay.…

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All is well, but no comms

At 0045 GMT today I received an email from a ship close to Living Water relaying her position and the following message: Our Iridium has fallen into the sea. We can not communicate with you anymore until we arrive at Papeete. Ship’s position:10-59.5S/111-41.4WShip’s course:256Ship’s Speed:4.8Kn. Thanks to the captain of the the PSU Chile (pictured…

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