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13 October 2015 to 14 November 2015 – Pittwater, Australia, including Church Point, Sydney, Berry, Phillip Island and Melbourne Australia: Part 1 of our Adventures in New South Wales and Victoria – Flat Mr. Davis Visits Friends and Makes New Ones Way Down Under! By Anne

As some of you know from reading the previous blog entry, Jeff and I sailed Joyful southbound from MacKay, Australia, to the Sydney area in order to wait out the cyclone season. We lived on Joyful in the Sydney area … Continue reading

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2 November to 13 November, 2015 – Passage from Mackay, Queensland, Australia, to Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia: Joyful’s Friendly Dolphin and Whale Escorts through the Tasman Sea! – By Anne

Life is good! Joyful lived up to her name once again on this merry passage through the Coral and Tasman Seas way down under bound for a quiet, secluded part of the sea just north of bustling Sydney Harbor. November … Continue reading

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18 September 2015 – 2 November 2015 – Mackay, Queensland, Australia – Kookaburras, Platypus and Kangaroos OH MY! – By Anne

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After an excellent 11 day passage from Vanuatu, including sailing through the Hydrographer’s Passage in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Joyful made landfall in Mackay, Queensland, Australia!  In very boisterous and exhilarating early morning winds, with gusts to gale force, … Continue reading

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7 September 2015 – 18 September 2015 – Passage from Vanuatu to Mackay, Australia – Lively Seas, Lively Birds and We’re Almost Half Way Around the World! By Anne

Almost half way around the world! This remarkable passage marks the completion of our successful voyage across the South Pacific on Joyful!  Of course there is still the rest of the world we will sail across to reach Key West, … Continue reading

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24 August – 7 September, 2015 PORT VILA, ÉFATÉ, VANUATU – A PEOPLE OF PERSEVERANCE AND FAITH By Anne

Brave people, faithful people After a challenging night standing off the lee shore in rough seas and high winds outside the entrance to Port Vila, Éfaté, Vanuatu, Joyful sailed into the protected approach to the customs anchorage, which was dedicated … Continue reading

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August 13 – 23, 2015 – By Anne – PASSAGE FROM KINGDOM OF TONGA TO THE REPUBLIC OF VANUATU – DODGING UNDERWATER VOLCANOES!

One of the countless delights of sailing across an ocean is to be aware of the earth’s surface under the water. You know, on the sea bed, the place where all types of extraordinary events occur and awesome creatures live! … Continue reading

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July 27 – August 12, 2015 – By Anne – NEIAFU, VAVA’U, KINGDOM OF TONGA – A ROYAL WELCOME!

Joyful’s remarkable 23 days in this delightful kingdom-in-the-sea can only be described as a royal success! Royal because of many top notch special and memorable happenings, linked together by the mysteries of the deep, warm smiles of newly found friends, … Continue reading

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