Sailing New Caledonia in the South Pacific

We are so glad we sailed New Caledonia.  It’s just the kind of place we like – natural beauty with remote locations.  We weren’t planning on coming here, but thanks to a guest coming to visit, we changed up our plans. About New Caledonia Traveling to and within...

Hiking Pic N’ga, Île des Pins, New Caledonia

The Île des Pins, or Isle of Pines, is an island located in the archipelago of New Caledonia, a territory of France.  The capital of New Caledonia, Noumea, is on the main island, but the Isle of Pines is located two and a half hours via ferry from Noumea.  While Noumea...

Nokanhui Atoll Day Trip, New Caledonia

Kyle really wanted to do a tour to Nokanhui Atoll, and with it being one of the top 5 things to do in the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, we readily agreed.  We booked a trip through Nuuana Sarl, who arranged transport to Vao for us to meet the boat.  We climbed...

Thoughts on Sailing the South Pacific

We exited the Panama Canal on March 10th, 2016 and we arrived in Australia in December of 2017.  That’s 21 MONTHS sailing the South Pacific! Cruising the South Pacific is amazing.  When we look at the 24 countries we’ve visited on Starry Horizons, the island...

Erupting Mount Yasur Volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Friday night the weather was forecast to be fairly clear, and thankfully it held out for us because we were booked in to do the biggest attraction on Tanna Island – the erupting Mount Yasur volcano!  At 3 pm, 15 cruisers met at PRYC and piled into two trucks to start...

Sailing to Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Vanuatu is one of the lesser-touristed countries in the South Pacific.  We had originally planned to spend a few weeks there, but instead found ourselves only spending a few days.  Thankfully, though, we decided to spend those few days on Tanna Island, doing one of...

Sailing Fiji: Notes from 4+ Months

With our departure from Fiji this week, we conclude four and a half months sailing Fiji over two seasons.   Our first visit was in 2016 for six weeks, where we hung out in Savusavu, one of my favorite cruising ports in the South Pacific, did some amazing hiking based in...

Blue Lagoon, Fiji

The furthest north our adventure took us was to an area of Fiji called Blue Lagoon.  There are several islands here; Nunaya Levu, Nanuya Lailai, and Nacula Island. These islands are all in the Yasawa Group of Fiji, an island chain on the northwestern side. Nanuya Levu is...