We had hoped to visit all of the Torres Islands during the time we were there, but for ten days reinforced southeast trade winds made all but two anchorages on the island of Tegua untenable.
We’re not complaining, as we enjoyed some relaxing and interesting time in the Torres, off the cruiser’s beaten path, but it [...]
One of our major goals this season was to visit the Banks and Torres, two remote island groups at the very northern end of the Vanuatu chain. We had read and heard tales from other cruisers about spectacular uncrowded anchorages, beautiful volcanic islands, primitive villages, excellent diving and plentiful lobster and coconut crab. Any one [...]
What sort of reefing do you use?
Moonshadow’s main sail has three deep reef points as well as a flattening reef which we occasionally use to keep the boom out of the water when power reaching. Each reef point is controlled with a single line that comes out of the boom below the gooseneck and leads [...]
When we last left off, we were in the Great Astrolabe Reef in southern Fiji. After nearly a month of solitude and some of the best diving we had ever experienced, we were running low on rum and fresh veggies, so we headed to the main island of Viti Levu. With a nice fresh breeze [...]