The Plan

Plan?  What Plan!

OK, we do have a rough idea where we’re going.  Or at least, we’ll know where we were planning to go once we get there.

As much as we have planned, it consists of:

  • Depart Auckland, New Zealand sometime week commencing 22nd August, heading for Vanuatu
  • Arrive Port Vila approx 8-10 days later, fair wind permitting
  • Spend September and October exploring the northern Vanuatu islands, with an early return to Banaam Bay (South eastern shore of Malacula Island), where we spent such a wonderful fortnight 12 years ago
  • Depart November for Darwin, with maybe a couple of short stops on the way
  • Short stop in Darwin to prepare for Indonesian cruise
  • Christmas in Southern Indonesia – location to be confirmed
  • Next few months cruising Indonesia
  • From April onwards, who knows?  We’d like to go further North through Malaysia, Thailand, Andamman Islands and evenutally Sri Lanka…before returning South.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Loknath
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 16:14:06

    Wish you all a safe adventure. While at Andaman Islands, try and explore the Cellular Jail.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_Jail

    This placed can be called the Alcazar of the east.

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  2. Ruth
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 05:25:36

    Wow – you’re really doing it! Best of Irish luck to you all!! If you fancy dropping in on your way past for a cup of tea (or even a pint of real Guinness, as per the T-shirt…) that would be lovely….. 🙂
    Love and hugs xxoo

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  3. Pitts-Brown - Riddell
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 08:01:18

    Have a fantastic time. loving the blog already lol Sal, Dean, Jess and Ben
    xxx

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  4. Pudney/ Frasers
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 17:45:56

    hugest best wishes for fair weather and a trouble free sailing at the end of this week!! take care you mad buggers!!
    xxxxx

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  5. Ammar
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:59:50

    Really exciting! Loved reading the blog already and you haven’t even left! Have a really wonderful time and good luck! xxxoooxxxxoooo

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  6. Robyn Moore
    Sep 25, 2011 @ 15:17:53

    awesome, you’re really doing it – check out Champagne Bay where the US dumped all the tanks etc when they left Vanuatu xxxx

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  7. tim.simpson@resene.co.nz
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 09:45:02

    sounds like an amazing voyage so far. Loving the commentary, and now added to my favorites. Only disappointment is the lack of good fishing (or maybe fishing skills!!). At least there are not too many long winded stories of “the massive ones that got away”!!

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  8. Grant F
    May 30, 2012 @ 20:31:03

    Hi Michael – great blog! Love hearing about your adventures and seeing some of the places you are going. Living the dream … all the very best. Grant

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