Time zone: 10

2019 07 30 - 1621 hrs
15° 31.323' S 167° 9.939' E
More than two weeks here in Luganville waiting for new sails to arrive. Great diversions - snorkelling off Million Dollar Point; touring coffee and cocoa plantations on Aore Is; Santo Rodeo; and the epitome - Millenium Cave with amazing canyoning.

2019 07 14 - 1500 hrs
15° 31.323' S 167° 9.939' E
Motored out of Peterson Bay following community layer on Navionics through southern exit - minimum depth 2.1m one hour before high tide. Unfurled genoa for short motorsail into Segund Channel. Anchored in 6.5m off Beachfront Resort, Luganville.

2019 07 01 - 1224 hrs
15° 22.339' S 167° 11.463' E
Motored to Peterson Bay as very light wind on the nose. Waited for tide to rise before tackling short but shallow northern entrance to Peterson Bay - chose a different route to the recommended one and found min. depth 1.6m. Very protected anchorage.

2019 06 30 - 1130 hrs
15° 8.41' S 167° 7.259' E
Motored about 10nm from Port Olry to Champagne Bay; anchored in 15m, sand and coral. Pretty place.

2019 06 25 - 1332 hrs
15° 2.279' S 167° 4.201' E
Departed Sola on Vanua Lava around midnight to motorsail with genoa only to Port Olry on Espiritu Santo, arriving early afternoon with good visibility to see passage into inner harbour.

2019 06 24 - 1208 hrs
13° 52.428' S 167° 33.191' E
Motorsailing with genoa only in 14 - 16 kt ESE breeze; from Ureparapara to Sola on Vanua Lava to check in. Dropped anchor in 6m on sand and waited for Customs Officer to come out to our boats. Dinghied in to Police Station to have passports stamped.

2019 06 23 - 0936 hrs
13° 32.482' S 167° 20.313' E
Overnight passage of 136nm from Vanikoro, Solomons to Ureparapara, Vanuatu. Three hours into the journey the mainsail split again entirely across below the second batten which we'd used to support the sail. Genoa and motor for remainder of trip.

2019 06 21 - 1242 hrs
11° 41.546' S 166° 53.712' E
Motorsailing from Utupua with main and genoa and eventually motoring into the wind to pass through the reef into Ramboi Bay on southern side of Vanikoro. Dropped anchor in 12m on sand in head of bay.

2019 06 19 - 1447 hrs
11° 15.352' S 166° 31.133' E
Motorsailed from Mau Lagoon, Santa Cruz to Basilisk Harbour, Utupua. Hard on wind, grey skies, seas, showers. Spectacular scenery at Utupua in protected anchorage. Crocodile country - mangroves surround anchorage. Friendly locals.

2019 06 18 - 1314 hrs
10° 44.035' S 166° 7.001' E
Motor-sailed from Luesalo Bay to Mau Lagoon on Santa Cruz, taking two locals back to their home villages. Anchored inside lagoon then waited for heavy downpour to pass before taking passengers to their homes by dinghy. Good anchorage.