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Tagged With: anchoring

moorea ~ captain mom & the wind

September 5 – 8, 2014 Ha’apiti After a week in the anchorage near Marina Taina, provisioning and spending our final days with s/v Liward, the kids and I finally hoisted the anchor and sailed to Moorea.  A strong northeast wind was forecast for the area, so we chose to return to village Ha’apiti on Moorea’s southwest shore.  It was a … Continue reading »

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tubuai ~ rest & recuperation

May 21 – 30, 2014 Tubuai, the administrative center for the Austral Islands, is known as the “fruit bowl and veggie bin” of French Polynesia.  With fertile soil and a temperate climate, the island is capable of growing carrots, potatoes, cabbage, leeks, watermelon, pineapple, and lychees.  However, only some of the produce is consumed on … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ final days in Kiwiland

March 14 – May 1, 2014 Time to get a move on.  The number of days delinquent in posting to the blog is rapidly growing.  Regardless of how tardy I am, I thoroughly enjoy re-living our travels with every post. Our final days in New Zealand were a blur of activity.  We had just splashed … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ tropical cyclone june

January 19 – 23, 2014   Didn’t we go to New Zealand to avoid the cyclones? Tropical Cyclone June was bearing down on New Zealand, and we needed to find safe harbor before her arrival.  Once a brief category 2 storm, it was possible that we would only receive her remnants, but for our own … Continue reading »

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tonga ~ a weather situation

October 8 – 11, 2013 During a stormy night in Tonga, there are a handful of us who learned or were reminded of some extremely valuable lessons when it comes to boat and crew safety with respect to Mother Nature.  Luckily, our group of boats and crew were unharmed, but sadly, a local fisherman lost his life … Continue reading »

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kauehi ~ wild things

July 3 – 5, 2013 The weather during the first part of our stay in Kauehi had been absolutely picture perfect with sunny days, little wind, and a calm anchorage. Being anchored at the southeast end of the atoll offered great protection during the normal east to southeast trade winds.  However, there was a low … Continue reading »

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big swell brings clean hulls

May 15, 2013 As excited as we were, our first steps onto the beautiful island of Fatu Hiva were going to be a difficult task and would have to wait.  A large swell was beginning to roll into the anchorage, creating a large breaking wave at the shore.  While the dinghy dock was behind a break … Continue reading »

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fatu hiva ~ the most beautiful landfall

May 14, 2013  Never in our lives, could we have imagined just how breathtakingly beautiful Fatu Hiva, a remote island in the southern Marquesas, would be.  As we approached the Baie des Vierges (Bay of Virgins), we stared in amazement at the gorgeous and rugged landscape. While enjoying this absolute beauty, we also began to … Continue reading »

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sitting high

December 16, 2012 Our last day in the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park was spent anchored at O’Brien’s Cay. As soon as we dropped the anchor, we headed off for another afternoon of snorkeling. We were returning to the boat when we noticed Full Monty sitting slightly high on her port side. We commented … Continue reading »

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refreshing rain

December 6, 2012 After one last snorkel at Rose Island, we picked up anchor and headed for Nassau. It was time to tend to some errands ashore. The 6 mile journey to Nassau, taking us about an hour, was all motoring against the wind. Ominous rain clouds were appearing on the horizon, so we kept … Continue reading »

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