Category Archives: Pacific Rally 2019
Previously, May 2019. What my blog is about: Bob and I returned to New Zealand from Australia last August , after three months sailing with our friends Don & Lesley Brown, on their Oyster 66, ‘True Blue’, with the 2nd Oyster World Rally. We then took four months in America and Europe visiting family before returning to New Zealand […]
Trip Up Mount Yasur Volcano, Tanna
Tuesday 20th August 2019. We (meaning me, Bob, Glenn, Paul, Trish & about 25 other yachties) took the dinghy across to the yacht club here in the bay of Port Resolution, on the island of Tanna (Tanna means ‘Earth’ in Tannese), to meet Stanley, who runs the yacht club, and who had also organized […]
Beauty & the Beast!
Still in the lagoon at Falaga. We moved anchorge today from, what I shall always remember as ‘Mosquito Bay’, to another bay in the lagoon, that I shall think of as ‘Mini Conch Bay’. Once safely anchored, we took the dinghy ashore to explore. This beach was so much nicer than the slimy mud flats […]
On To Falaga, Lau Islands, Fiji
Having spent almost 13 years living on Crazy Daisy, and having visited some of the most beautiful and isolated parts of the world, I’ve become a little hard to impress when it comes to Islands, after all they’re just Islands. Palm trees, white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, what’s not to love, but at the […]
Oh For Water!
Our first few weeks in Fiji it seemed as though there was more time spent on fixing the damn water-maker than there was out having fun and exploring! Bob replaced all the water-maker hoses on Daisy in 2017, upgrading them to new tougher hoses, with a higher psi than was actually required, but, as they […]
Nutter’s who live on Boats!
Life’s rarely dull when you live on a boat, there always seems to be something going on. Yesterday, just as we were getting ready to go ashore, the rally leader, Nigel, came tearing across in his dinghy to ask for help, as one of the rally boats had managed to go so close to the shore […]
Daisy’s Passage of Misery!
I debated whether or not to write about our passage from New Zealand to Tonga as it was ‘my’ worst in 12 years of living on Daisy. But then I thought of all the people who constantly say how jealous they are of my incredible lifestyle, and it seemed appropriate to enlighten them with the actual […]
The clock’s ticking, counting down the days to our departure which is set for Monday 20th May, weather permitting. Crazy Daisy is taking part in the Pacific Circuit Rally. An organized rally of around 40 boats sailing from New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, over a period of five months. We’re so happy to […]