Wednesday, 10 January 2007


Proposed plans for 2008

07/02/08 Leave UK

09/02/08 Arrive Brisbane OZ. The plan is to have some “Suzi only” chill time in Noosa (north of Brisbane)

01/03/08 Return to Barraveigh in FIJI
As always the next proposed section of plans are written in pencil & very much subject to change. So much depends on weather, boat repairs, captain/crew demands & wishes! ; )

April 2008 – leave the marina & spend a month exploring more glorious Fijian islands. From there we will spend the year making our way to Thailand, via Vanuatu, Papa New Guinea, Bali & of course many other fabulous far flung places but listing them all will only make you green with envy!

More from me & boat life in March until then I’m off to pack my bikinis, say my farewells to the grey & wet UK, get myself ready for sun, sea, surfing & a PADI diving course!

Actual route taken in 2007

21/03/07 Panama City (Balboa Yacht Club). Arrived Las Perlas Islands, Contadora
23/03/07 At anchor Espirito Santo
25/03/07 At anchor Rio Cacique
29/03/07 Left Las Perlas Panama
06/04/07 Arrived Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Academy Bay
18/04/07 At anchor Isabella, Villamil
24/04/07 Left Galapagos
17/05/07 Arrived Marquesas Islands, Fatu Hiva, Bay of Virgins
23/05/07 At anchor Tahuata, Hanamoenoa
26/05/07 At anchor Hiva Oa, Hanamenu
29/05/07 At anchor Nuka Hiva, Taiohae
06/05/07 At anchor Nuka Hiva, Hakatea
10/06/07 At anchor Ua-Pou, Hakahau
13/06/07 Left Marquesas
17/06/07 Arrived Tuamotu Islands, Kauehi
26/06/07 Left Tuamotu Islands
28/07/07 Arrived Society Islands, Tahiti, Arue Lagoon
13/07/07 At anchor Moorea, Cook Bay
14/07/07 At anchor Moorea, Opunua Bay
17/07/07 At anchor Huahine, Avea Bay
23/07/07 At anchor Huahine, Fare Pass
30/07/07 At anchor Raiatea
01/08/07 At anchor Bora Bora, outside Bloody Marys
11/08/07 Left Bora Bora & the French Polynesia Islands
16/08/07 Arrive Cook Islands, Palmerston
22/08/07 Leave Palmerston
25/08/07 Arrive Niue
07/09/07 Leave Niue
09/09/07 Arrive Tonga,Vava’u Group At anchor Neiafu
12/10/07 Leave Tonga
14/10/07 Arrive Fiji, Savusavu
25/10/07 At anchor Suva
01./10/07 Arrive at the marina Lautoka
05/11/07 Leave Fiji onboard s/v Golden Opus
12/11/07 Arrive New Zealand, Auckland

Proposed plan for 2007

The plan is to join Bobby as he sets sail for the second leg of his round the world trip. We will be setting off from Panama City and hope to end up in New Zealand or Australia in Dec 2007. This will entail sailing across the South Pacific Ocean which is a four week crossing without touching or in fact seeing land! Hope I remembered to pack my sea legs!

The weather can be a friend and foe, equipment continually breaks or gets stolen (not sure if having a copper on board is going to help but heres hoping!)
Plans aboard Barraveigh have to be flexible so the plan at present is:
26th Jan Arrive on the boat in Panama City

  • 26th Feb Leave Panama via the Perlas Islands
  • 10th April Arrive Galapagos Islands
  • 25th April Leave Galapagos Islands to sail across the South Pacific (4 week crossing)
  • 25th May Arrive French Polynesia Islands
  • 26th May Sleep all day!!!!!

From the French Polynesian Islands we sail to many other groups of islands including Society Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji etc before arriving in New Zealand or Australia in December 2007