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Tagged With: heavy weather

passage to new zealand ~ all well onboard

November 9 – 18, 2013 day one: After a few last minute preparations, we jumped into the water for one last family snorkel.  This would be our last day anchored in the tropics, and we wanted to cherish the warmth and beauty that surrounded us. Temperature at Kelefesia Island: 84-86 degrees F Around noon, we hoisted the … 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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toau to tahiti

July 15 – 17, 2013  A weather window for our passage from the Tuamotus to theSociety Islands was a difficult one to pick.  The winds were either going to be too strong or not enough, and there would be squalls.  If we missed our opportunity to depart from Toau, then we would easily have to … 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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