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Greetings Everyone,

2015 has been a very eventful year as we continued our sailing marathon through the Carribean and home to Australia.

Highlights for the trip were our luxury stay in St Lucia with my English cousin and his wife; Australia Day celebrations on the gorgeous island of Bequia; been loved so amazingly by the church folk in little Bonaire; transiting the Panama Canal; sharing a Jewish Sabbath meal on a yacht in French Polynesia; swimming with sharks and stingrays at Bora Bora; meeting with three other Christian yachting families who will remain lifelong friends; meeting the King and Queen of Tonga at their annual agricultural show; being adopted by a Fijian family where I taught Sunday School and they fed me gorgeous Fijian meals

On the down side — the loss of radio communications after leaving Panama causing anxiety to many of our friends and also with AMSA; the broken furler reeking havoc on a wild windy night off the Colombian coat and Phil’s eye problems, now thankfully under control.

It is good to be home!!!!

I said that when we swept into Bundaberg; when I arrived at the Central Coast, my old home town; on arrival at Iluka where the boat is moored and on returning to Brunswick Heads where we intend to live after Christmas. All up I feel privileged to have seen so much of the world (18,000 nautical miles, about 34,000 kilometers of sailing) to have so many “homes” and to have so many friends who have supported us in prayer and in caring as we made our journeys

Our plans now are to do some maintenance on the boat and then finish loading it (it’s almost full already) with gear and then to return to the Louisiades towards the end of May after Phil has his next eye check-up.

Phil and I wish you all a very Blessed and Holy Christmas and a new hope for 2016.

God bless,

Pam and Phil

 

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