Monthly Archives: May 2001

Isle of Pines

Bonjour all! We just arrived at Ile des Pins, or the Isle of Pines, which is about 70 miles east/southeast of Noumea. It was so named by Captain Cook because of the of Norfolk Island pines scattered about the island. … Continue reading

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Isle of Pines

Bonjour! We’re anchored in beautiful Oro Bay on the northeastern side of the Ile des Pins (Isle of Pines). A low pressure system passing to our southwest has given us our first bit of weather since we arrived in New … Continue reading

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Snug in Noumea

Bonjour! We arrived safely in Noumea this morning at 1030 hrs and are snug in the marina at Port Moselle. After pleasant visits from New Caledonia Quarantine, Customs and Immigration, we spent the day tidying up “Moonshadow.” Its time for … Continue reading

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Lord Howe to Noumea, Day 4

Last night was interesting aboard “Moonshadow.” “Interesting” usually means no sleep for me and last night was no exception. A cold front began passing over us, bringing lots of wacky wind shifts, dramatic changes in wind speed, squalls and the … Continue reading

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Lord Howe to Noumea, Day 3

The wind has finally arrived! Just after midnight last night, the breeze picked up to about eight knots so we were able to give the diesel a rest after more than 30 hours of motorsailing. Of course the wind is … Continue reading

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Lord Howe to Noumea, Day 2

Greetings from the Coral Sea! We finally broke our fishing curse today with the landing of a small mahi-mahi this afternoon. Yea, fish for dinner! There seems to be a direct relationship between pulling some frozen chicken breasts out of … Continue reading

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A Week on Lord Howe Island

A Visit to Lord Howe Island Well off the beaten “Coconut Milk Run” track, I think that Lord Howe Island may well be one of the best-kept secrets in the South Pacific. Located 225 nm Northeast of Sydney and 675 … Continue reading

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Departing Lord Howe for Noumea

We departed Lord Howe Island, bound for Noumea, New Caledonia, at first light this morning. At this writing, our position was 30 degrees 58 minutes South by 159 degrees 37 minutes West, or about 45 miles northeast of Lord Howe, … Continue reading

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