Graham and Dianne

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Introduction Maunie is our Vancouver 38 Pilot, launched in 1997 and bought as a restoration project in 2009. The main trip of 2010 was to Ireland and a year later we were across to Brittany and the Channel Islands. 2012 was the start of the Big Trip - leaving Dartmouth in August, we left the Canaries for St Lucia in November. After the 2994 mile crossing, we explored the Caribbean and moved to Panama to transit the Panama Canal into the Pacific; we arrived in New Zealand in October and spent 6 months exploring, by boat and by car, before heading back into the Tropics. 2014 saw us enjoying cruising in Tonga and Fiji and we returned to New Zealand for the summer (plus a flight home to see family and friends in February). We loved Fiji so much that we returned in 2015 to revisit some favourite places. After a third summer in NZ we explored Vanuatu in 2016 before heading to Australia, sailing south from Bundaberg to Tasmania. In April 2017 we left Maunie to fly back to England for 6 months before returning to Australia for more sunshine. In May 2018 we shipped Maunie back to England to return to work but we're still sailing from our Dartmouth home port.