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So we’re holed up still in Port Koube, Ile Oueun. Our friends are just south-west of us at Ilot Mato. We thought of going down there, it’s not far but the winds are from the south-west and that’s exactly the direction we would be travelling in. So instead, tomorrow we will head to Amadee where […]

Wally’s Adventures or National Lampoon’s Vacation

So we went into Noumea and were very fortunate to get a berth in the marina. (Anchoring out in the designated anchorage is not much fun. It’s crowded and lots of boats and ships go past creating lots of wake. When the winds pick up, it’s not very comfortable.) The visitor’s wharf is very old […]

Felix Aquamaris Pacifica

We have been cruising in company with Brian and Eva of sv Zofia, Juliana and Hugh of sv Sans Souci, and Sally and Forfor, their son Blake and his girlfriend Simona, on sv Squander. We went from Baie de Prony to Baie de Kuto on the Isle of Pines, then Oumaeo, then Gadji. Early in […]


From Kuto we motored 8nm to a small islet – Ilot Brosse – with Sans Souci, Zofia, Squander. Had a lovely couple of days there, snorkelling off the beach, then the winds were due to change so we decided to head north along the bigger island. Toni got nervous as we didn’t leave til 10am […]


Moose O well, Moustiques does mean mosquitoes, I was wrrrrong. No mosquitoes there though, only flies which we’ve brought along with us and they’ve multiplied. So we left there and went out towards the reef to Ilot Tenia. We didn’t want to go all the way around to the designated anchorage as it would add […]

Cruising Kitty sails to the South Pacific

So last year Toni reads about and meets the guy who runs the Down Under Rally Go West – ie organising boats in New Caledonia to sail to Australia. Apparently Aus border force has a fearsome reputation and not too many boats come on to Aus from the Sth Pacific. John had run this rally […]

April 26

So we didn’t head out yesterday. The reason being, initially, westerlies were due to hit the area we were planning on anchoring. As it turned out they were quite mild so it would have been ok. However, in the meantime, something made Ron check the liferaft service date. Due for service THIS month. We were […]