This is be the page that leads you to all the stories, tales, journals and observations from all of us on "Hinewai" .
We'll get round to finishing off all the preparation stories one day, but meanwhile, here's the stories of the trip so far - the newest ones are first.
A win over baksheesh, the last bit of the Suez Canal and feet dry on Turkey
Corrupt officials but we make our escape, two wonderful days in Cairo
Sitting in Hurghada waiting for weather, just 200 miles to go. The final dash, a sandstorm, paperwork and fees then half way up the Suez Canal to Ismailia
Still in the Red Sea, Port Ghalib, more weather, Hurghada, X-Rays and cruising the Nile
Slowly working our way up against the weather, lots of stops, interesting places and a little video clip
The sadly faded glory of Aden, the curse of Qat, refueling nightmare, then off again. Into the Red Sea and a mad night chasing a damaged and out-of-control yacht. A happy ending with our first BBQ in Africa.
Joining the Vasco da Gama rally in Salalah, exploring Oman, seeing lots of camels then it's time for the convoy to Aden
A short but wonderful stop in The Maldives, lovely officaldom, nudges by Whales and arriving in Asia Minor
Being ripped off by Customs. Exploring Galle and a little bit of Sri Lanka while waiting for parts to be made. Elephants bring big smiles to Jean's face. Meeting Marlin - a good guy.
Leaving Thailand for a quick stop in Langkawi, then heading west. Passage life. An unexpected breakage means we have to make a divert to Galle, Sri Lanka
Saying goodbye to Malaysia, on to Thailand for the Kings Cup. Racing and parties, lots of islands, Christmas and the New Year.
Leaving good friends in Singapore, a quick passage to Port Dickson then onto Penang. Five long long weeks out on the hard doing all those things Hinewai needed to stay good. But new and special friends make the time pass quickly and some help us on to LangkawiKuching to Singapore
Leaving Indonesia, heading north around Borneo; Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei,
racing and free hotel rooms, thunderstorms and being well over lightning
New friends, traveling again, Nusa Lemboggen, Teluk Narah, the Gili's
Travelling again, reaching our first new country, loosing a prop blade
It may have been an enforced stay, but life in Darwin is fun - 3 - and well ready to leave
It may have been an enforced stay, but life in Darwin is fun - 2
It may have been an enforced stay, but life in Darwin is fun
Our first long pasage across the top end, arriving in Darwin - and breaking ribs
Up behind the Barrier Reef, living by waypoints
Heading still north to Brisbane, collecting crew (and loosing one to seasickness), Hamilton Island in thermals and on to collect Jean in Cairns
Heading north to Sydney, dodging bad weather or darting into bolt holes, and getting into the swing of cruising.(or it Queenscliffe?)
Finally we get away, albeit only as far as Queencliffe
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