Author Archives: Heather

ASHORE WITH DR DON ON EMAE

At 8am this morning, Lesley drove Don, Glen, all the medical supplies and me, ashore to meet Dr Donald’s driver, we carefully picked our way in between all the coral heads to reach the shore, a very precarious trip at tick over speed. The driver picked us up in the one and only vehicle on […]

MEDICAL MISSION TO EMAE

Tuesday 7/5/18 Following a very relaxed Monday in Havannah bay, we weighed anchor early on Tuesday morning and set sail for the tiny Island of Emae (pronounced M-eye). As usual I slept for the best part of the trip, Bob fished and landed quite a sizable Tuna.  I really don’t like filleting Tuna, its messy, […]

Every Sailors Nightmare

Sunday 6th May 2018 Aside from having no beer and only 2 bottles of wine on board, we were all in high spirits as we sailed out of the bay and around to the other side of the Island, into the lovely anchorage of Havannah. The weather was perfect, and the scenery stunningly beautiful. I […]

THE FALLS & “WHAT NO BEER”

Saturday 5th May 2018 Before leaving for our 9 day island excursion of some other islands of Vanuatu, we had all wanted to visit the Falls, they’re supposed to be lovely, and one of the few places not to miss on Efate. We attempted to make an early start, but with 6 of us all […]

Lost & Alone in Efete

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 I had booked myself a 6:45am flight from Auckland to Portvila, Vanuatu, so I stayed the night at the airport hotel where I enjoyed a really long leisurely shower, a soft comfortable bed and “The Great British Bake Off “ on TV. Following a 3:30am wake up call, and with the […]

Crazy Daisy Crew Aboard True Blue for World Rally # 2

April – May 2018 After we made the decision to join our friends Don and Lesley on their beautiful Oyster 66, ‘ True Blue’ for the second Oyster World rally. It was all hands on deck, (with the exception of yours truly) getting her ready to join the Oyster World Rally. My very important job […]

Christmas 2016 in New Zealand

All my plans to return to the USA and spend Christmas with my children fell by the wayside this year, instead we spent it anchored in the Bay off Russell in the Bay of Islands, with our friends Lorna, George, Debbie & John.  As usual for Crazy Daisy Christmas included one or two adventures, or should I say […]

Mystery Tour of The Bay of Islands

  November 12th 2016 We had all decided to take a day to explore, Paul and Trish wanted to do a mystery tour, meaning you take turns to decide at each junction which way to go, left or right. No maps just drive in whatever direction takes your fancy and see where you end up. […]

Nightmare (Attempted) Trip to Fatu-Hiva

(this post is out of sequence, posted late, apologies) April – May 2016 Our two months in Nuku Hiva, Marquises Islands were spent between the main bay of Taiohae (which we nicknamed T-Bay) and Anaho Bay, located on the north end of the island. This hadn’t exactly been in keeping with our initial plan of […]

New Zealand, We Have Arrived

  Since I was eleven years old I’ve dreamed of New Zealand, the one place on earth I’ve really wanted to visit, maybe even live! Today, Sunday 12th November 2016, at 2;30pm, New Zealand appeared on the horizon, the seas calmed, the wind picked up, and we headed towards her all sails fully up and […]