The first Pelena Express ferry is now on its way to Solomon Islands as of 8am this morning!!!! Photos will be attached as soon as they are available. The Namita Rose crossed the bar at Urunga with no problems at all, barely even raised a sweat as they say! We were followed out the bar by the ABC news helicopter — very dramatic indeed. Updates will be posted here as they arrive so you can follow their journey. After passing Coffs Harbour, the weather turned for the worse and we were forced into Ballina for the night. Strong rain and heavy winds pounded us as we moored in a small bar near Ballina.
Wednesday, November 8, 2006