Category Archives: In The Pacific
Wednesday August 24th 2022 Once again back in a beautiful bay at Waya Island. It’s early morning and I’m watching the sunrise, casting its deep orange glow across a clear brightening sky; another beautiful dawn promises. As the sun rose gently over the island, the highest rocky peaks were illuminated, casting shadows over the lush […]
Paradise Cove Resort
It was only thanks to that obnoxious, bad tempered little Frenchman, that we had the misfortune to encounter in Manta Ray Bay, that we found this idyllic place. I can’t believe, we’ve been to Manta Ray Bay so many times, over so many years, and we never knew this lovely spot existed, it’s literally just […]
Oyster World Rally #3
Sunday 3rd July 2022 We’re still at Musket Cove, loving the peace and quiet out in the bay, as well as the restaurants, shops and other facilities. The majority of the Oyster fleet are stern to here at the resort, in preparation for the party tonight. Bob and I aren’t part of this rally, but because Daisy is an […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dinghy On The Loose!
Friday 15th June 2018 I’m sure this has happened to more cruisers than will ever admit it; it’s certainly happened to us in the past. You wake up in the morning and your dinghy has gone walk about’s (missing)! First thought “it’s been stolen” second and much more likely, “someone didn’t tie the painter […]
The Sea-Saw Effect !
On a passage one has lots of time to think and daydream, resurrect memories and past experiences both good and bad that take you hurtling back to your past. Anyone who knows me will be fully aware that I have a memory like a sieve; most of the time I barely remember what happened last […]