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New Zealand 2

New Zealand – Bay of Islands, Whangarei England – South West 17th December 2017 to 4th February 2018 Someone mentioned I’d not updated blog for a while. But then not much has happened on the sailing front. Just pottered down … Continue reading

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New Zealand – Northland

New Zealand – Bay of Islands, Cavalli Islands, Whangaroa, Mangonui 12th November to 16th December If you’re reading this now, then Christmas is over and you might have more time for internet stuff. I was trying to be brief but … Continue reading

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Tonga to New Zealand

Ha’apai, Tonga to Opua, New Zealand 25th October to 11th November Most sailing boats in Tonga head to New Zealand for the southern hemisphere summer. Usually there are long and tiresome lists of repairs, sails and rigging to fix, engines … Continue reading

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Tonga, Ha’apai

Ha’apai, Tonga 9th to 24th October One of the very many joys of a sailing way of life is constant closeness to the delights and beauty of nature. You can see thousands of sunsets, of dolphins, whales, birds, shells, stars, … Continue reading

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Tonga, Vava’u

Vava’u, Tonga 18th September to 8th October The sail over to Tonga from Suwarrow (Cook Islands) was a mixed bag: – two days sailing in South Pacific Convergence Zone (yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful) which means seriously gusty … Continue reading

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Suwarrow, Cook Islands

Bora Bora, Maupiti, Suwarrow 3rd to 17th September Thank goodness, before heading for the Cook Islands, I stopped at the little Society island of Maupiti, my final anchorage in French Polynesia. Before that, Bora Bora, with its lavish, high-class and … Continue reading

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Society Islands

    Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora 19th August to 2nd September Now in the Leeward Society Islands (Iles Sous-le-Vent top left in the photo above) – blog already has posts for Tahiti and Moorea (the Windward Society Islands). It … Continue reading

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Moorea

Moorea 1st to 18th August Henrietta hasn’t sailed far in the past few weeks but she now has new standing rigging (i.e. wires to hold up the mast). Mathieu, the young French rigger (passing resemblance to a lithe Johnny Depp … Continue reading

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Tahiti

Tahiti 16th to 31st July “….just a short trip to any French territory in the Pacific is enough to convince even the most casual observer that the French are among the most self-serving, manipulative, trivial-minded, obnoxious, cynical and corrupting nations … Continue reading

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Tuamotus

Tuamotu Islands 24th June to 15th July Summary: – About 750 miles of light/medium breezes and the odd squall. Quick visit to another Gambier Island, Aukena, before heading west-north-westish to and through the Tuamotu archipelago via stops at atolls of … Continue reading

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