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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday 26th May 2010

We arrived at the Samoa marina at about 9:00am on Sunday (23rd) and the first thing we saw was the mast of Stu's parents boat Ariel - what a welcoming sight! Stu called out 'Ariel', and two minutes later Stu's parents were running over to help us tie Pelon up in her marina berth.

We have now had three days of much missed family time, but the best part is that Stu and Max can go off and do their boat stuff while Bronwen and I can talk about everything EXCEPT boats - bliss!!

We've had a fair amount of rain here so far, although I suppose that's to be expected as the dry season has only just started. It is really hot here (which I love, particularly now that I'm used to having a constant coating of sweat!!) but so good to be back on land and in yet another country that we're looking forward to exploring.

We have also heard rumours that there's a shop here that sells Vegemite...


  1. AnonymousMay 29, 2010

    Hi Stuart & Kym,
    Your jouney so far is amazing - in this last leg the twins just loved the story of the visiting bird in the middle of the ocean. Take care and travel safely, look forward to seeing you in Sydney. Love Catherine. PS Hello and love to a.bonnie and u.max

  2. AnonymousMay 29, 2010

    Hey Kymmie and Stu

    Nice to see you have finally escaped the mid-Pacific "black hole"....Denise was really starting to worry about worrying about you guys.

    Looks like you are on the home straight...thank goodness. Hope the sailing is nice and smooth from here on in (but if I were you Kymmie, I'd hop off in Melbourne for a couple of weeks R&R, pampering, etc) and let Stu and his mates bring the boat to Hobart.

    Take care guys

    Ray and the somewhat worried Denise

  3. Steve LeshnerJuly 02, 2010

    Well your on the last legs now,bet you can't wait to get home.Your trip has been a daily part of my life since you left.Check in a few times to see how your going.Sounds like a great adventure and also a difficult one.Your boat has stood up pretty well other than the usuall problems.Good to know you have enjoyed yourselves and are healthy.Have a safe trip home.