Oceangybe

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The Dark Magic of Vanuatu, and the exorcism of Khulula

Asanvari Village, Maewo, Vanuatu It was a fateful day when s/v Khulula spent the morning ferrying stranded missionaries across the windswept channel between Maewo and Pentacost...

The Dark Magic of Vanuatu, and the exorcism of Khulula
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Feast or Famine on the way to Indonesia

Lat: 13 degrees 43 minutes S Long: 160 degrees 23 minutes E I can hardly move, the aching from my bulging stomach continues to hamper my movements,...

Feast or Famine on the way to Indonesia
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Turn Down the Suck!

Words by Hugh and Ryan If you’ve just read Didee and Ryan’s wonderful descriptions of deserted islands, crystal clear waters and beaches in paradise you’re...

Turn Down the Suck!
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Belated Blog Blong Blossom*

Apologies for the long silence from Khulula since I (Ryan and Bryso’s mother) came abroad, and agreed, in an enthusiastic rush of creativity, to do...

Belated Blog Blong Blossom*
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Sailing, Vanuatu Style

Words by Hugh Location: Lat 15 deg 22′ South Long: 168 deg, 07′ East So by now you’ve figured out that usually it is possible to...

Sailing, Vanuatu Style
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Without Electricity, Flowing Water and the Internet, How do People Survive?

Words by Bryson Lat: 20 degrees 14 minutes S Long: 169 degrees 46 minutes E The evening sky was darkening, our eyes were only beginning to adjust to...

Without Electricity, Flowing Water and the Internet, How do People Survive?
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Yasur, the mighty volcano of Tanna

We are 10 miles North of Tanna, en route to Port Villa and the capital city of Vanuatu, Port Villa. As Tanna slips over the...

Yasur, the mighty volcano of Tanna
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Adventures in Engine-less Sailing

Words by Hugh Lat: 19 degrees 31.5 minutes S Long: 169 degrees 29.7 minutes E So after 5 fantastic days exploring the beaches, reefs, and lagoon’s of Aneitym...

Adventures in Engine-less Sailing
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Vanuatu - The Land of Cannibals, Cargo Cults and Active Volcanoes

Words by: Bryson Latitude: 19 deg 30.47′ S Longitude: 169 deg 27.70 E Vanuatu or Ripablik Blong Vanuatu (Republic belonging to Vanuatu) features about 83 islands running approximately...

Vanuatu - The Land of Cannibals, Cargo Cults and Active Volcanoes
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A Tribute to Jess and Thea, Christened Blue Water Sailors!

Position: 21deg54’S 170deg41’E Date: 7 May 08 Location: 100 miles SE of Anatom, the most southern island in the Vanuatan archipelago For seven days we have seen nothing...

A Tribute to Jess and Thea, Christened Blue Water Sailors!
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Cold Front?!?

Latitude: 24 degrees 27 minutes South, Longitude: 171 degrees 21 minutes East. Yesterday we donned our wet-weather gear (hopefully) for the last time as a nasty...

Cold Front?!?
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Cruising Along

Words by Hugh Lat: 28 degrees 55 minutes S. Long 173 degrees 15 minutes E Wow, I’m basking in the glow of a hot super-coffee while...

Cruising Along
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The Highs and Lows of Passage Planning

Why are we still in New Zealand? by Ryan A brilliant sunrise wafted over New Zealand the morning...

The Highs and Lows of Passage Planning
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Busy Days While on 'The Hard'

Words by Ryan Location: Ashby’s Boat Yard, Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. December 2007 Over the past 6 months, “We’ll do it in New Zealand” had...

Busy Days While on 'The Hard'
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Contented Consciousness Part 2 – When It All Comes Together

Location: Teahupoo 17 degrees, 51’South, 149 degrees, 15′ West Hey folks, So this blog has been a work in progress for about, oh, 2½ months now!...

Contented Consciousness Part 2 – When It All Comes Together
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Welcome to New Zealand / Aotearoa

Words by Bryson Latitude: 35 deg 18.8 ‘ Longitude:174 deg 07.3′ Aotearoa, The Land of the Long White Cloud, loomed against the horizon, slowly growing larger and larger...

Welcome to New Zealand / Aotearoa
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Weather Windows

Words by Matt Delany Lat: 32 deg. 25.037 South Long: 175 deg. 51.680 East From Day 1 of meeting up with the boys on Tongatapu the story of...

Weather Windows
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Chilly Nights

Words by Hugh 29 degrees, 10 seconds South 178 degrees, 05 seconds East Time stands still in travel The passage of time is a strange thing when you’re traveling...

Chilly Nights
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Minerva Reefs

Lat: 23 deg 38’S Long: 178 deg 39’W We are sitting in the middle of the largest contrast any of us have ever experienced. There is no...

Minerva Reefs
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands: A brief history by Bryson and the Moon Guidebook!

Words by Bryson Latitude: 21 deg 15′ S Longitude: 159 deg 45′ W The Cook Islands, a New Zealand dependency, lie in the centre of the Polynesian Islands...

Rarotonga, Cook Islands: A brief history by Bryson and the Moon Guidebook!
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Rite of Passage

Words by Bryson Latitude: 20 deg 30′ S Longitude: 173 deg 34′ W 3am, he start of my shift. I heard the rapping on my window, I guess...

Rite of Passage
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"I survived the Rarotongan Jetwash!"

Words by Ryan Lat: 21 deg, 12.3 minutes, S Long: 159 deg, 47.1 minutes W 28 April 2007 Docked, Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The “Rarotongan Tattoo” is the...

"I survived the Rarotongan Jetwash!"
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Hairy Seas, Torrential Downpours....and some Epic Waves

Words by Andy. After spending most of the day enjoying the calm waters inside the lagoon on the leeward side of Morrea, it was time to...

Hairy Seas, Torrential Downpours....and some Epic Waves
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Breezy Days

Words by Hugh Latitude: 19 degrees, 24.4′ South Longitude: 156 degrees, 19.3′ West Lest there be some confusion about the conditions we’ve experienced thus far on the crossing...

Breezy Days