Australia and the selling of Kenobi

Australia and the selling of Kenobi

It’s been a looong time since we were in Sydney and somehow blogging kept being put off. But here is finally a recap of what happened in Australia. Australia and the selling of Kenobi photo album Short version: We sailed up along the east coast in pretty choppy seas and the sailing itself was mostly dull. Friends from Sweden flew down and we celebrated Christmas together eating pickled herring and gingerbread cookies from IKEA and drinking home made mulled »

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ON AIR: Four Swedish Guys

ON AIR: Four Swedish Guys

Thanks to our good friend Josh Stinton Kenobi managed to get its 15 minutes of fame on Australian radio! Being a professional adventurer he got interested in our trip and got the idea to contact some friends in Australian radio. In Manly Beach, Sydney Frank Mathisen from SBS Norwegian came onboard and we did an interview (Johan unfortunately not present because of shore leave). Later we got in touch with Tim Brunero on national ABC Radio who had us on »

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Kenobi in Sydney!

Kenobi in Sydney!

2016-12-05 2016-12-18 Sydney photo album We made landfall in Sydney on Monday the 5th of December. We have now crossed the Pacific Ocean, what a great experience it has been! We are super excited to finally be here, entering Sydney harbor on Kenobi with the opera house and the harbor bridge in front of us is something you have been visualizing for some time now. At the same time, you know your journey is coming to an end soon, making »

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The last Kenobi crossing

The last Kenobi crossing

The last Kenobi crossing photo album When we left Tanna on the 26th of November we were not sure where we were going. Was the weather good enough to permit the 1400M crossing all the way to Sydney? Or did we have to go into Noumea in New Caledonia to await the right weather window? We had been gambling a little by keeping cruising this late in the year. Although November is officially cyclone season it is, from what we’ »

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Vanuatu volcano mania

Vanuatu volcano mania

2016-11-01 – 2016-11-04 Obs! Picture album with more awesome pictures will be published soon. Tanna, an island in south Vanuatu, turned out to be a great last stop in the South Pacific islands for Kenobi. Since we are getting tired of beautiful blue lagoons by now (sort of…) we were happy to spend more time here on land hiking in the jungle and visiting an active volcano. We also had the most interesting meal of our trip here… We left Suva »

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Suva, Fiji - quick and efficient stop in the big city

Suva, Fiji - quick and efficient stop in the big city

Suva photo album On the morning of November 16th it was time to leave village life behind and set sail for the capital of Fiji - Suva. We had Jese James on board as passenger, he had some business to take care of in Suva and we were happy to bring him along. It was an easy sail with light winds. We could sail for some hours in the afternoon/evening and then had light wind dead astern so we »

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Fulaga & Matuku - the Lau Group, Fiji

Fulaga & Matuku - the Lau Group, Fiji

For these two islands it would feel more appropriate to write a book than a blog post. These are uniquely beautiful islands, both very different from each other. But what made it such a special experience was the friendly, welcoming and proud people in the villages with whom we’ve been fishing, eating, hiking and getting to know during our ten days stay. Experiencing all of this and seeing people live so simply and at the same time so very »

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