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Greetings All,

WE’RE OFF!!!!

Well almost.  That was written on Tuesday when we left Bundaberg and motored down the river to Burnett Heads.  There was absolutely NO wind so we anchored there and are still here.  However, we have been able to get all the last minute small jobs done.  Phil has been up the mast and repaired the wind direction sender (a bird had broken it off) and also the masthead light which had been hit by another bird.  He even got the radar working which we thought was beyond redemption.

The forecast for tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday sounds favourable so hopefully we will be OFF then.  It is supposed to be an El Nino year so the trades winds could be a bit fickle.  Please pray that we have the right wind for the trip up the coast to Townsville.  We have done the trip in four days — our best record — and three weeks — our worst and is actually further than the trip from Townsville to the Louisiades.  We hope to only spend two or three days in Townsville then leave for PNG.

We had an e-mail from another yacht saying that a pastor friend in Rossel Island has a number of young men ready to come to church but ashamed of having no belts to hold their trousers up.  So a quick trip around the op-shops before we left Bundaberg and we have ten belts.  You never know what is need to make the Gospel effective.

Our friends in Bundaberg farewelled us at Sizzlers on Monday and sent us off with their prayers, three blocks of chocolate for Phil, a bag of tangelos and some hot soup for tea.

God bless you all,

Pam and Phil

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