Vava’u -Our first anchorage and we foul anchor

Yesterday, we left our mooring in Neiafu after spending a couple of days re-provisioning. The market here was a joy compared to the slim picking s that were on offer …

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Vava’u -slow sailing with whales

The  Ha’apai group is very low lying, with its east reef providing shelter from the predominant SE trades, but it leaves yachts open to weather from the west. There are …

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Tonga – Oua , Wickham and Ha’afeva

We had a great sail down to Oua island. The winds were light and behind the beam so it was a perfect opportunity to launch the Parasailor.  It was only …

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Pangai High street

Tonga – Uoleva , Pangai and official ‘check in ‘

Yes -we are still in the Ha’apai islands. We moved to Uoleva where we had a fab catch up with our buddies from ‘Citation’ . They left the next morning …

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Tonga – The Ha’apai group

Accept our apologies. We have been super slack at posting updates. It’s hard to believe that we have been in Tonga for seven weeks already. Five of these have been …

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Nuku Alofa Dinghy dock

Tonga – Arrival and exploring Nuku’alofa

We arrived in Tonga after an 8 day,  1064 nautical mile sailing from Opua, NZ, and made our way to the harbour to clear customs.  We had the option to …

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Exploring the Hauraki Gulf

After our return from the Phillipines, we spent time re-provisioning the boat and doing final preparations, before exploring the islands and bays around Auckland. We have been having a jolly …

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Southbound from Cairns

Can’t believe we left Cairns over a month ago! We have been super shabby at posting updates here, so its time to try and play catch up…. Our NZ departure …

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Cairns!

We have had a great couple of weeks in Cairns, catching up with friends and doing a few boat jobs. Normally we swerve marinas. They tend to be expensive , …

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Training Week

As you may have gathered, we are both pretty new to this sailing lark. We have already completed the RYA Competent Crew course, but it was during the Brisbane winter …

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