This blog covers our adventures in Allusive from 2013 to late 2015.
In 2013 we made a voyage up the East Coast of Australia to Cairns then with the Ecosustainability Rally to the Louisiades Archipelago (PNG) and the return voyage to Tasmania.
In 2015 we cruised to Vanuatu via Sydney, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia with a return to Bundaberg in Australia in August 2015
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Some info about
our planned trip to the Louisiades.
We first read
about the rally in a magazine earlier this year and decided that it sounded
like fun. The aim of the rally is to have fun and leave the places and people
in a better state than when we arrive. Embedded in this was the idea of helping
the local community. Each boat in the rally is asked to take “goods” to trade
or give as donations to the locals. Due to the generosity of many companies and
individuals in Launceston, Allusive is stocked to the gunwales, all lockers and
storage areas are full with many items to be left at the islands.
Some of these
items include “out of date” medical supplies (dressings etcalong with nearly 3000! Band-Aids), fishing
line and lures and rods, diving gear, school clothing, caps, re cycled
colouring pencils, school supplies, ropes and small boat sails, sunscreens,
cosmetics, reading glasses, knitted teddy bears, hair clips and much more.
We would like to
thank the following people (in no order) for their generous donations.
Robyn – C.H.
Smith, Adrian West, Eleanor Niles, Andrew Joyce, Steve Duncan – Staples, the
girls at St John First Aid Supplies, Tim – Tamar Marine, Paul & Sharon
Ellis- Paul Ellis Agencies, David & Michelle Coates, Martin and staff –
Kings Meadows Capital Chemist, Mitch – Almasts, Kevin & Vicki, Maria Chan, Vinnies
- Youngtown, Scotch Oakburn School Shop, Richard Grant, Ken & Wendy
Gourlay, Kay Dawson and her knitters, Kate – Priceline Launceston.