Author Archives: borrettt


After a week at Surunda Bay, during which Jill arrived, it was time to head into the channel to hopefully tie up to a buoy outside Aore Resort which is a mile across the channel from town. We’d had a wonderful time in Surunda. Hitched a ride up to Peterson Bay where Bossa, Easy and […]

wonder woman 9/9

Well, I have my wonder woman t-shirt on again – thank you to my Irish dragonboat buddies. As I lay curled up in the cockpit while Ron was at the helm during the course of our 36 hour sail across deserted waters, he looked at me asleep wrapped in a cotton blanket, and thought ‘what […]

over it

Well here we sit in our penultimate anchorage before we embark on the long voyage home. We are in Suranda Bay which is pretty beautiful. Azure waters, quite deep, resident dugongs, friendly people ashore who allow us to use their beach and a picnic table for our sundowners. Resident caretakers, locals, who arrange our transport […]

Are we having fun yet?

I’ve written posts in Word and stupidly not dated them, so these last few posts could be way out of order. The plan was to sail as far down the coast as possible that afternoon (leaving from Noumea). We only did 5 nm before we decided to call it quits. Conditions were not ideal and […]

I smell of diesel 8/10

Edit:: Island of Pele, Vanuatu. Well, we woke at 5am (actually I was awake at 12.30, 2.30, 4.30….) and waited for the first breath of dawn. As soon as we could see the anchor chain we started the engines and with me driving, forward, back, right, left, spent 15 minutes hauling the anchor aboard. The […]

back in new cal

The not so fun part about cruising & onwards adventuring We got out of our Mediterranean park with the help of Forfar from Squander. Jenne had, thru no fault of her own, missed her connection in Sydney and was delayed by 24 hours. The morning of the Friday, the day of our anticipated departure, was […]

Are we having fun yet?

We flew home and a had a great visit with the family. The grandies are all growing and it was fun to see the changes. It was freezing in Melbourne tho and even more freezing in Gellibrand where we went to visit some friends overnight. On our return, we had Jenne visit us for 10 […]