Papua New Guinea

 

The Pacific Crossing Guide

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Thursday 17 November 2016

The latest edition of ‘The Pacific Crossing Guide’ written by Kitty van Hagen and published by the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation has hit the shelves. We were pleased to be able to contribute to this voluminous work which not only covers places to visit in the Pacific but provides a wealth of information on…

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Smelly Ports…

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Saturday 24 October 2015

Formalities can be a real bane for cruisers sailing around the world – there is always a lot more paperwork to complete and a lot more officials to deal with than when travelling by aeroplane. We had to sail south to check out of Papua New Guinea at a town called Vanimo which doesn’t have…

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The Great Ninigo Islands Canoe Race – The Time of our Lives

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Saturday 3 October 2015

At 2am on a moonlit morning we left the Hermit Islands of Papua New Guinea, our sailing timed so we would have the sun overhead to safely see our way into the lagoon of the remote Ninigo Islands located sixty nautical miles to the north-east. More importantly we’d planned our arrival to coincide with ‘The…

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The Ladies of the Church of the Hermit Islands

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Saturday 5 September 2015

Rising to a windless dawn Adina motored off leaving little Ungalik Island behind, people getting in their dugouts paddling to school or heading out to tend to their gardens on the mainland. An hour later, still motoring, our navigation instruments all went blank. They were powered up but with no data, so no depth, no…

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Sunsets in New Hanover and Tom gets a PNG manbag!

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Saturday 22 August 2015

A short hop from Kavieng brought us to the islands of New Hanover, Papua New Guinea – we picked two stops in a lagoon with many islands. The first, Massoung Island, promised turtles and the odd visit from nearby villagers; we never found the turtles but we did get swarmed by locals from the nearby…

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Kicking back in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea

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Friday 21 August 2015

Sometimes a cruiser needs a break. Having explored many remote islands, visited many villages, met many people, run medical clinics, traded day-in day-out from the boat, entertained kids by the boat and visited several schools, we were a little worn out and all up for a little taking it easy. That said, we know we…

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Exploring the outer islands of Papua New Guinea – Man Bags and Crocodiles

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Saturday 1 August 2015

Leaving Nissan Island the day started badly with strong currents and messy seas in little wind – we dreaded to think what it could be like in strong winds. The sad truth is that many here lose their lives at sea travelling between islands in so called ‘banana boats’ – low-sitting fibreglass boats with forty…

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