I left New Caledonia on the 5th of November by sailboat and headed to Brisbane. The owner of the sailboat that i joined is from England and has been living on boats almost his whole life so I could learn a lot from him.
It took us 6 days to reach Brisbane, Australia. Continue reading
I left Vanuatu after 2,5 months living on a sailboat there and jumped on a new boat, called Irie II. The owner is from Texas and it was so nice of him to give me a ride to Noumea.
He normally sails around the world single-handed since many years and I was the first crew he ever had for a passage. I bought lots of fruit and veggies to last us for the 2-3 day crossing but the wind was so weak and it took us longer than that.
After one month of sailing around in Vanuatu I went back to Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, by ferry. It was a 17 hours ferry ride from the north of Malekula Island. The ferry was very nice, a big area where you can sleep on the ground on a yoga mat or something and also on one of many comfortable benches. Continue reading
After three days of sailing from Fiji I arrived on the catamaran WAYFINDER in Port Vila, Vanuatus capital. It was my first crossing that I did by sailboat and I couldn’t have imagined it better.
isabelle, the girl who stayed at the farm in mackay as well, drove up from mackay to airlie beach on saturday the 2nd of september.
it was the day were i met john, my new workaway-host. he lives in australia on the gold coast but he doesn’t like it there so he sails around since a long long time.
it was perfect for me because i didn’t have to hitchhike or arrange a bus-ticket. it was only a 1,5 hours drive to airlie beach and we arrived around lunchtime. Continue reading
kai and i arrived around lunchtime in mackay. after we finally loaded all the truck tires in the trailer we said goodbye to the man who brought us all the way up from noosa.
i got a text-message from our new workaway-host and she let us know that she will be around 3 hours late to pick us up from town so we had to wait for the next couple of hours.
we got dropped of next to a big shopping-hall so we “borrowed” a shopping-wagon to put all our stuff in it because it was a lot that we had to carry. Continue reading