Photo Gallery - October 2002
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reading during school.
and Roni. Roni and his family were staying at the Aore Resort where we were
moored for several weeks.
stalls at the public market at Luganville, Santo.
section of the main street in Luganiville. .
of the many quonset huts on Santo left over from WWII. At one point the island
was covered with rows and rows of them forming a town of corrogated aluminum
huts. Now they are used as general purpose buildings for a variety of
quonset hut example, this one much nicer.
and Kate posing at the big propellor in front of the town administration
found a beautiful, new playground at one end of the town park and Jonah played
there whenever we visited the town.
for the resort ferry to take us back to Aore Island. The resort runs a ferry
which is supposed to be for resort guests but most of the time there are only
yachties on it.
S/V High Drama from Arizona heading South along the Western coast of
Malekula in Vanuatu.
getting his fingernails cut (while we are sailing for Australia).
the Coral Sea one day we noticed thousands of these larvael looking things
spread evenly (one per 10sq yds perhaps) across a calm sea. We were motoring in
about 2 knots of wind and the sea was glasslike. They look kinda like baby
jellyfish but without tentacles. Anyone know what it is precisely?
working on a fish on a calm sea. We were motoring in calm seas and Kate spied a
group of birds just ahead of us right in our path, about a half mile away. I
dropped the lure in the water and let out the line then put on the fighting belt
(optimism intimidates fish). In less then 3 minutes we had a fish).
nice Yellowfin Tuna (Ahe) of perhaps 20-24lbs.
on the morning of his birthday (the day after we arrived in Bundaberg,
Australia) checking out the cool decorations mom made while he was sleeping (and
the giant hot dog baloon).
and dad assembling the Htot Wheels setup one of Jonah's coolest birthday
haulout and hardstand area at Bundaberg Port Marina just outside the town of
of the kids from the marina riding Jonah's bike who follows on her scooter.
from our slip at the marina - the flag in the photo is the Hawaiian State Flag
and is here flown on the stern of our neighbers Scott and Eden from Hawaii
(whose boat name I cannot remember - Te Amau I think)
and Scott on the Queen Jane. They are from Hawaii and bought their boat in
Tauranga 2 years ago. They also spent the season in Vanuatu and visited New
remving the installing the new batteries we had Mick in from Mobile Engine
Services to do the hard work and Tony from the marina with the forklift cum
crane do the heavy lifting.
of the old batteries (Lifeline AGM 8D) comes out. They lasted only 3 years under
admittedly heavy use and perhaps even some abuse. We replaced them with Gel
batteries (SeaVolt) and are hoping to get more life out of them. I also
plan to follow a more healthy charging plan from now on to prevent them cycling
working the forklift/crane. Tony runs the hardstand here and operates the
battery rack (in the port side cockpit locker) with 3 of the 4 batteries removed
(top one remains - the tricky one).
new battery being attached tothe lift on the dock before being hoisted