Originally Posted by skimbo
hi guys im based in onslow west oz...heading nth july next year...going accross the top and on to png and the solomans have done heaps of research on both areas and always on for more info particularly on png and solomans...any info or links much appreciated
We did the trip around the top from Perth to Cairns in a small 23' sloop we fitted out from a bare shell. Best trip we ever did! If you can, get hold of a book called 'King of the Australian Coast by Marsden Horden. It traces the three voyages of Phillip Parker King through that area and many of the current maps still in use are his. It's a fantastic read and we literally anchored in exactly the same spot he did when we went across the top - even using his journal entries to locate water holes and navigate tricky tidal races and reef areas. We published some blogs of that trip and if you like - I'll email them to you. If your heading up to PNG - spend some time in the Louisiades. Safe, friendly and simply magical. We're just about to upload some vision from our last trip up there on our website.