Go to Alotau.
We went on rally last year and was lead to believe Alotau was big problem for clearing in and out.
When we were there a boat cleared in and out of Alotau on route
to solomon island and had no problems and also was able to fuel
up a lot cheaper than misima. He also had nice time moving across to louisaide.
In hindsight if we were going again would leave from Townsville or Bowen. Very little distance extra but big improvement in angle of sailing. Very beam on from cairns.
You will love the experience oh to be sick of lobster again. Take plenty second hand shirts and pants full dresses kids
cloths for trading. They are not big people so large is about the biggest required but on the other hand they will make do.
Next year we are going to Raja Ampat in Indonesia
with a rally. You maybe interested.
Safe travels very jealous.
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