A Long Way From Home by onewing

A Long Way From Home

On my walk down to the marina on Sunday I spotted this vessel moored at the Anchorage as I walked around the breakwater. I did a bit of checking on it when I returned home and discovered that it is one of three vessels as part of the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) fleet in Newcastle, NSW. YWAM is a Christian organization and their vessels deliver healthcare, medical needs and medicines to PNG. The yacht is called the S/Y Ruach and is registered in the Cook Islands.

Apparently it arrived here a few days ago after a voyage from its last destination of Hervey Bay. I guess it has just returned from PNG to Hervey Bay and now here to The Anchorage.

Why has it arrived here and not Newcastle I have no idea and how has it managed to be sailing during lockdown when borders in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are closed.

Covid is rife in PNG at the moment so I do hope the volunteers on the vessel haven't brought Covid back with them.
Fascinating story of the boat! Nice image too.
September 22nd, 2021  
Interesting story although it could be a really worry Covid wise
September 22nd, 2021  
Very interesting comment and food for thought Re how Covid can spread. I like your shot though.
September 22nd, 2021  
Lovely boat and interesting narrative.
September 22nd, 2021  
Love these beautiful sleek boats.
September 22nd, 2021  
Wonderful shot
September 22nd, 2021  
Such a beautiful boat
September 22nd, 2021  
Nice capture
September 22nd, 2021  
Lots of good questions you've raised!
A lovely looking vessel, nonetheless.
September 22nd, 2021  
Beautiful schooner on a great charitable mission. Very neat shot.
September 22nd, 2021  
Stunning capture of this wonderful schooner. Your narrative re covid is a bit concerning though.
September 22nd, 2021  
such a promise of adventure!
September 22nd, 2021  
What a gorgeous boat.
September 22nd, 2021  
Great capture and interesting narrative
September 22nd, 2021  
Lovely shot
September 22nd, 2021  
Lovely shot.
September 22nd, 2021  
A nice boat, and good research!
September 22nd, 2021  
Hi Babs. I’m back! Hopefully with some vaguely interesting stuff occasionally. The past 18 months has been grim Covid wise. At last things are easing.
September 22nd, 2021  
beautiful ship
September 22nd, 2021  
Looks a beautiful boat in the sunshine, on the sea is my life wish. FAV
September 22nd, 2021  
A worry for sure, but things like this happen, nice capture
September 22nd, 2021  
It's a beautiful boat. I certainly hope that all Covid protocols have been adhered to.
September 22nd, 2021  
A lovely masted boat ⛵ and composition.Fav😊
September 22nd, 2021  
Very nice capture of a beautiful boat.
September 22nd, 2021  
Lovely image and a great story
September 22nd, 2021  
I should think so too but they are doing good work so hopefully have their own tests to check. Hope the earthquake didn’t affect you…
September 22nd, 2021  
I don't suppose you will ever know the answer to those questions. It is a smart looking boat and I am appreciating all that calm blue.
September 22nd, 2021  
Great info about the boat, makes the shot more interesting.
September 22nd, 2021  
Stunning capture Babs:)
September 22nd, 2021  
Great shot and info Babs!
September 22nd, 2021  
Beautiful shot of the yacht. Hopefully they are smart about Covid precautions.
September 23rd, 2021  
Great shot! And beautiful boat.
September 23rd, 2021  
A beauty
September 23rd, 2021  
Lovely ship!
September 23rd, 2021  
@jamibann @kjarn @ethelperry @wakelys @elza @joansmor @beryl @gosia @leggzy @sangwann @ludwigsdiana @pusspup @louannwarren @linnypinny @denful @mittens @peadar @ladymagpie @craftymeg @merrelyn @carolmw @cwbill @busylady @helenhall @gamelee @pcoulson @radiogirl @shutterbug49 @cashep19 @jgpittenger @kwind Thanks. Hopefully the crew isolated for 14 days after returning here.

I suppose it may be cheaper to moor the boat here rather than in Newcastle, but I think it is still quite expensive to moor a boat at the Anchorage.

@chimfa Good to see things are looking up in your part of the world. We are still in lockdown, probably to the end of October.

@happypat Thanks Pat. We weren't affected by the earthquake but our daughter is in Melbourne and they had to evacuate the building until things settled down. She phoned today and said there haven't been any after shocks so far.
September 23rd, 2021  
YWAM is a great organization. I'm sure they did what was asked of them as far as mooring and isolating. I have known a few people that volunteered with them through the years. Good shot.
September 23rd, 2021  
The pandemic is a very difficult time for seafarers. No disembarkation, no substitution at work and constant uncertainty about tomorrow. Lovely shot.
September 23rd, 2021  
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