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Transporting the tinnie down to the sea

Living with a tinnie

The new tender is wonderful in that it doesn’t need pumping up or out every day. In fact it’ll never […]

Pirated cruising guides

During the last Saturday of our recent passage  we both transferred to our preferred tablets (iPad for the first mate, […]

The final approaches

A pair of Brown Boobies with their dark chocolate coloured backs and white bibs made themselves comfortable aboard Temptress after […]

An official welcome

The wind dropped overnight on Friday as per the forecast to F3-4 from the East although in the early hours […]

Ships stores

The first mate was on the “bread making” watch on Friday so as the sun came up she made some […]

Passage making monotony

Thursday was grey and overcast with some occasional rain. By now the routine of ocean passage making has taken root; […]

Wednesday is booby day

Dawn came with a smattering of rain. With over 540 nm run since leaving Vanuatu Temptress is more than half […]

Port Vila harbour

Just a brief stop over

Temptress’ dilly dallying in Tonga and Fiji ( the latter we hadn’t even planned to visit) means that in order […]

Typical SPTCZ skies

Fiji to Vanuatu

With sadness Temptress crew said good bye to Fiji and motored south west towards the Navula Pass, the big ship […]

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A very Fijian Saturday 

The rain sort of stopped but with visibility still not good enough to see the entrance to Viti Levu Bay […]

Amazing grey cloudscape

Weather again

The South Pacific Tropical Convergence Zone (SPTCZ) is spread from Papua New Guinea some thousand miles north west of Temptress, […]

The final approaches

A pair of Brown Boobies with their dark chocolate coloured backs and white bibs made themselves comfortable aboard Temptress after […]

Wednesday is booby day

Dawn came with a smattering of rain. With over 540 nm run since leaving Vanuatu Temptress is more than half […]

Port Vila harbour

Just a brief stop over

Temptress’ dilly dallying in Tonga and Fiji ( the latter we hadn’t even planned to visit) means that in order […]

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The Kings Birthday

July the fourth is the Tongan King’s birthday and therefore a national holiday. Here in Nieafu the yachties celebrated as […]

Typical SPTCZ skies

Fiji to Vanuatu

With sadness Temptress crew said good bye to Fiji and motored south west towards the Navula Pass, the big ship […]

Passage making monotony

Thursday was grey and overcast with some occasional rain. By now the routine of ocean passage making has taken root; […]