2010 Captain’s Log

capt log #13 2010

Great Barrier Reef Here I am idleing along 25 miles off Cairns’ Harbour’s entrance through the Great Barrier Reef. The entrance looks really wide on the map, but our official policy is to do reef entr
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capt log #12 2010

The Solomon Island people have a habit that makes cigarette smoking seem like a clean, healthy, and desirable personal life choice. Ever hear of beetle nut?? Its walnut sized, green, soft covered nut.
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capt log #11 2010

PT109 Now I know how sir Hillary felt on the mountain top. How John Glen felt when he stepped into the space capsule. I’m talking about the emotional high that comes to anyone who completes a life lon
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capt log #10 2010

Flies Flies in paradise, flies in your food, flies on you drinks, flies in your face, flies on your hand, flies on your legs, feet and other unmentionable places, the South Pacific is flies. Seems to
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capt log #9 2010

Super salesmen In the US of A we all dread the day we have to actually go and purchase the car that we have been dreaming about, checking out the ads for, talking to others about, and making list of w
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capt log #8 2010

Coconut Crab Survey If you have ever seen a little hermit crab out of its shell then you know what a Coconut Crab looks like. Just imagine the hermit crab on steroids. Like a monkey compares to King K
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capt log #7 2010

Solomon Chicken Caper For the first time in 4 weeks Special Blend was not rocking and rolling. Port Mary, Solomon Islands was like heaven. The people were very friendly, beautiful bay, white beaches,
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capt log #6 2010

More volcano stuff Gaua is a very small island about 10 miles across and is one of the northern most of the Vanuatu group. As all the islands of the group, it was formed by volcanic activity. Gaua ‘s
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capt log #5 2010

Ain’t Right Our arrival at Asanvari had been anticipated by me since we left Australia. In 2008 Kip and I hooked a Blue Marlin while trolling in the dink, within ½ mile of anchorage. After 45 m
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capt log #4 2010

Diving for Pune According to the guide books and National Geographic the young men of Pentecost risk their lives by diving off a tower to insure a good Sweet Potato crop. That doesn’t make much sense
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capt log #3 2010

All About Volcanoes About half way across from the Loyalty Islands to Tanna, Rick pointed out the “fog” that seemed to surround us. We decided it was some kind of a atmosphere thing, low,
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capt log #1 2010

Well here we are back in Australia, as usual a lot of repair and prep before we can leave for the season. As always the stabilizers are the number one thing on the list. Last year I had pulled the sta
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capt log #2 2010

What a trip. What is white with a black belly, 45 ft long, 65,000#, and can jump out of the water??? If you said “Moby Dick” go to the back of the line, any one who said “Special Ble
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