To Steve and Co
LHI is a great trip but not always straight forward for some. We had a gale for 3 days going out, had 2 perfect weeks there and a gale for 3 days returning. Others we know have left the coast several times only to return never making it to the island. We did the trip in January - our first off shore passage
to see if we could locate the island - we did.
It is an idyllic place and the islanders are fantastic. If going in a group be sure to contact the island first to book your moorings. You are not allowed to anchor
in the lagoon
as the island is a world heritage site. Also one finds it difficult to purchase
or pay for items on a Saturday as most of the islanders are 7th day Adventists and Sat is the Sabbath. We wanted to depart on a Sat and had to post our fees
A must do - is to read the log of the Kathleen Gillet while there.
I am sure you will not want to leave as there is so much to see and do on the island and one day we may have to return as our memories are beginning to fade.