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THE NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

We returned from Canada mid January after a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  It was cold back home but well worth visiting friends and family. We had left our boat at Marsden Cove Marina while we were away and were … Continue reading

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2016 IN A NUTSHELL

We can’t believe 2016 is coming to a close.  It was a fantastic year of travel and having family visit us in French Polynesia. We spent the first half of 2016 in French Polynesia spending time in Moorea, Raiatea, Hauhine, … Continue reading

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GOING WEST – AMERICAN SAMOA & WESTERN SAMOA

We had never planned to go to Samoa but our travelling buddies wanted to check it out.  American Samoa was 294nm from Niue and we sailed in big seas with a couple of hours of motoring.  The total trip took … Continue reading

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GOING WEST – PALMERSTON ISLAND

We set sail Wednesday, June 15, 2016 leaving Raiatea, French Polynesia and headed to Palmerston Island on a 250◦ heading.  The weather conditions were really good with blue skies, 100% visibility, 20-25 knots of wind.    The first night was a … Continue reading

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SOCIETY ISLANDS –TAHITI AND MOOREA

We were itching to go and explore the Society Islands yet we kept a watchful eye on the weather.  We ended up with almost 4 weeks of rain and decided to wait for the kids to arrive from Calgary.  Hoping … Continue reading

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TUAMOTUS

The Tuamotu Archipelago consists of a group of 78 islands, all but two are coral atolls.  You ask “What is a Coral Atoll?” An atoll commonly referred to as a coral atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral … Continue reading

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MARQUESAS – NUKA HIVA

Nuka Hiva We were sad to leave Hanaiapa after such a wonderful experience but we set sail for Island of Ua Pu or Hua Pou (pronounced Wapoo).  We motored for 5 1/2 hours and did 68.7 nm.   We anchored in … Continue reading

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