PNG Louisiade Islands July 2014

PNG departed Cairns 25 June ... 3 nights 4 days to Samarai Louisiades group 20 days later back in Cairns...Helmut and Russell crewing, Sailing to Samarai was windward, but, on the way back we had 150NM SE along the islands so the return was more or lesss a reach.
July 14
  
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1 me mobing the boat..
DSC00078  departing Cairns
2 departing Cairns
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4 3 reefs, hauled boom, scooting along thru the windy place..
GOPR2074  Sailin on 3 reefs.  See the 4th reef line, just the spectra core.   Cutter rig Storm jib, just in case..  Shock cable between the shrouds.
5 Sailin on 3 reefs. See the 4th reef line, just the spectra core. Cutter rig Storm jib, just in case.. Shock cable between the shrouds.
GOPR2056  Fully up - magnificient..
6 Fully up - magnificient..
GOPR2077  The days coame and go, the rhythm of the passage, always vigilant, serving Sunny ... receive the reward.
7 The days coame and go, the rhythm of the passage, always vigilant, serving Sunny ... receive the reward.
IMG 5233  The force is with her...
8 The force is with her...
IMG 5236  Entry to the PNG continental shelf..  Harvest..
9 Entry to the PNG continental shelf.. Harvest..
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DSC00136  Russel, always up for the artistic challenge.
12 Russel, always up for the artistic challenge.
IMG 5272  Flying the colours.
13 Flying the colours.
IMG 5250  Decay in Samarai, once the western bastion of plantation economics.
14 Decay in Samarai, once the western bastion of plantation economics.
IMG 5249  Corey's mates wharf at Coral Sea Pearls
15 Corey's mates wharf at Coral Sea Pearls
DSC00173  Samarai, lovers leap..
16 Samarai, lovers leap..
DSC00211  To make a country suitable for white people.
17 To make a country suitable for white people.
DSC00210  This won't leave my head...
18 This won't leave my head...
DSC00213  Samarai It's only 50 Acres..
19 Samarai It's only 50 Acres..
DSC00258  Coral Sea Perling work barge.
20 Coral Sea Perling work barge.
IMG 5251  Coral Sea Marine Culture exray and sprat breeding sheds.
21 Coral Sea Marine Culture exray and sprat breeding sheds.
IMG 5259  Anyone for Anglican  Church, once you'd have to be there to be ... anyone, now??? Did it matter at all?
22 Anyone for Anglican Church, once you'd have to be there to be ... anyone, now??? Did it matter at all?
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IMG 5257  Good ol Dad, he'd have been there at some point for some reason!
24 Good ol Dad, he'd have been there at some point for some reason!
IMG 5264  keep the ground swept, nice!
25 keep the ground swept, nice!
DSC00215  Yesterdays marvel, todays ...junk
26 Yesterdays marvel, todays ...junk
DSC00260  A whole barge full of motors and stuff, just a wharf, well not even that anymore - Due nth of Samarai..
27 A whole barge full of motors and stuff, just a wharf, well not even that anymore - Due nth of Samarai..
DSC00259  Pearling... mooring lines anchor the cages below the casual interferance of looters..
28 Pearling... mooring lines anchor the cages below the casual interferance of looters..
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32 Samarai government offices..
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IMG 5274  BBq hot plate comes in handy for a cook up
34 BBq hot plate comes in handy for a cook up
IMG 5280  This Wan Tok was fishing from his duggout when we hooked this macky - he must have got planti puss puss that night!
35 This Wan Tok was fishing from his duggout when we hooked this macky - he must have got planti puss puss that night!
IMG 5287  Mate catch this macky!
36 Mate catch this macky!
DSC00278  In 1986 we were .....
37 In 1986 we were .....
GOPR1688  Mangroves amazing, but, no crabs!
38 Mangroves amazing, but, no crabs!
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