Monthly Archives: June 2022

Disasters Never far Off When on a Boat!

Sunday 26th June 2022 it’s hard to believe how much I’ve been enjoying our sailing in Fiji these past few weeks; anyone who knows me or reads my blog will be aware of my passionate dislike of sailing, but for the past few weeks we’ve had some of the loveliest weather, and gorgeous smooth sailing […]

Why I Hate Cruise Ships

In response to so many of you who have already bombarded me with messages and emails regarding my discrimination of cruise ships. Yes, I have taken a cruise, two actually in my life, both before I was 20 and both of them not at all to my liking; being stuck on a ship (no matter […]

Unspoiled Beauty

One of Crazy Daisy’s favorite stops when in the Fijian Islands, has always been ” The Sacred Islands” Navadra, Eori, Kadomo and  Vanua Levu. These are a small group of Islands that lie northwest of  the Mamanucas. They’re totally uninhabited, other than goats and many, many sea birds, including the rare “White Tern”. The anchorage we’ve […]

Batten Down the Hatches

Monday 20th June 2022 Following a few rain squalls yesterday afternoon, we woke this morning to a sky that was ominously dark grey and foreboding. The wind was slowly gaining in strength, but it looked as though the actual storm was way off in the distance. A couple of people were out on their foils, […]

Link to Ed & Paige’s video’s

My son and daughter-in-law have been living on their boat Sea Pearl and sailing the East coast of America and  the Bahamas for the last year.  Their video’s on You Tube following their adventures are lovely to watch. So I’m including a link to one of their video’s. You can find them on Instagram and […]

Shameful people

Sunday 19th June 2022 I can hardly believe I’ve been in Fiji for 12 days now, how time flies when you’re having fun! It really is so beautiful here, the water is crystal clear and warm as bath water, the islands are so pretty,  the snorkeling is great and the coral is looking very healthy, at […]

4th Time Lucky

Thursday 16th June 2022 We’re heading back to Denerau today, for Karen and David to get their flight home tomorrow.  We’re going to miss their company, they’ve been lovely guests.  Although they’ll both be happy to be going home I’m sure; we’ve had a couple of restless, uncomfortable nights, with Daisy rocking and rolling to the extent […]

Searching For Lapita Pottery, and Abandoned on a desert Island.

Friday 10th June Back in the Islands, we’re anchored in the beautiful bay at Musket Cove, on the island of Manolo, where we were able to meet up with our friends Kristine and Bruce on their yacht, also anchored in the bay. Kristine is the friend who introduced me to Lapita pottery; years ago she […]

Post Covid, Back To The Islands of Fiji

Tuesday 7th June 2022 Bob and crew left for the islands exactly two weeks ago today, and since then I’ve been chasing around in my usual frantic state, working my way (as efficiently as possible) through an enormous list of “To Do” jobs. I don’t do the passages anymore,  I’ll be flying to meet Captain […]


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 […]