The many adventures of the Barnacle Scrapers

Barnacle Chronicle #6

  •  7/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
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July 29, 2009 Barnacle Chronicle #6 Tonight we went to the Aore Resort's Independence celebration.  Tomorrow is Vanuatu's Independence Day.  So tonight the restaurant was having a buffet, music, and custom dancing.  Well we all had warned Dane that they might not be wearing many clothes.  We were not sure if they came from a Big Namba or Small Numba tribe.  So we were holding our breath that it was a Big Numba tribe.  We were arrived at the resort we were offered Kava.  Dad had a shell.  The...
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Barnacle Chronicle #5

  •  7/28/2009 12:00:00 AM
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July 28, 2009 Barnacle Chronicle #5 Dixon’s Reef Yesterday was like being in an episode of the show 'LOST'.   I woke up after wondering if I was still alive and my body was hurting like I had been in a plane crash.  It was only an 18 hour passage, but it felt like forever.  I wonder if Capt Jim was driving around in circles to see if I would if I would chum the fish.  I was trying to sleep on the couch in the salon.  We would get smacked by a wave and off the couch I would go.  I saw land ...
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Barnacle Chronicle #4

  •  7/18/2009 12:00:00 AM
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July 18, 2009 Barnacle Chronicle #4 Dad you have customers!  We arrived in Havana Bay yesterday afternoon. We are between two islands.  The side we are anchored off of the farming island and the other island is to live on.  Before we even dropped anchor Dad had a customer.  It was a smiling guy in a little dug out canoe with a pontoon held together by twigs and string.    The canoe could not have been 12 inches wide.  His butt just fit inside.  After we turned the engine off he was right ...
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Barnacle Chronicle #3

  •  7/3/2009 12:00:00 AM
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July 3, 2009 Barnacle Chronicle #3 Volcano Report Wow. Christy, SB Barnacle Scraper...
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Barnacle Chronicle #2

  •  7/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
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July 1, 2009 Barnacle Chronicle #2 You wouldn't even believe the day I had! It was awesome...the people, the jungle, the ash field, the volcano, the market,and the truck ride that I can't even describe.  Let's just say that some of the rednecks back home would be  jealous of the truck ride we went on today!It was a 2 hour ride to the other side of the mountain to the 'City'.   I want to go again on Friday just for the experience...Today was for official Customs biz.  I will send pictures when...
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Barnacle Chronicle #1

  •  5/7/2009 12:00:00 AM
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The part of Australia we are in (Queensland) looks like South Florida with mountains in the background. Just take out the Key Deer and add in Kangaroos. The weather has been great upper 70's in the day and 50's at night. Until Wednesday when we decided to move to another marina 60 miles south to have some work done on the boat. The morning was beautiful, sun was shining and everyone including the weather station, was saying it was to be a great day. That all changed 30 min after leaving the dock...
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