Author Archives: Heather

Australia “on route’ The Journey!

  Thursday 24th May 2018 I hadn’t let on that I was nervous about doing the passage from Vanuatu to Australia, anyone who reads my blog is well acquainted with my fear of ocean crossings. However, in an effort to be brave, I was determined that I was going to make this trip.  True Blue […]

Galley Delights

  No I’m not talking about the dishes we serve, although despite all odds Lesley and I both come up with incredible meals while underway.   I’m referring to the delight’s of preparing those gourmet meals while underway.  When the passage is smooth and we have the windows open or the air con running it’s […]

To Australia – The Passage!

  Friday 19/5/10 – ? Don and the crew didn’t feel that the weather was favorable for our planned departure on Thursday, so it was Friday midday before we left the bay to head out, the weather was good, and our first day back at sea was quite lovely, even I enjoyed it. (that’s not […]

Dolphins and other Stuff…

  Friday 10/5/10 We were all up on deck this morning having a leisurely breakfast, when a pod of around 12 young dolphins swam into the bay. They stayed and played in the bay for about an hour before disappearing back out to sea. Bob, Lesley and I went ashore to snorkel. The reefs here […]

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 […]