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Moorea – Oponuho Bay

Our old favourite, this stunningly beautiful anchorage just off a public beach ( with showers and from a few months back brand new toilet ( aka bathroom) building) Just inside the reef, on the eastern side a few hundred meters … Continue reading

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A false departure – followed by a true one

Late November, boat stocked up with provisions for a few months, all shore-based business finished and concluded for the foreseeable future, we were finally prepared, and ready, to go to sea. The hitherto unvisited- by us- Marquesas group of 8 … Continue reading

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Looking forward…

To get out sailing and exploring again after a three month long haul out and refit of Nanna. Very hard work. I stripped the bottom down to bare fibre glass after discovering a few smallish blisters, and decided I wanted … Continue reading

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Toahotu – 4 km a day

Swimming that is. Our “private” pool is a about half a nautical mile long, studded with coral heads, fish aplenty, (though of baby size) and the water is 28-30 C so if I wanted to be a bit petulant I … Continue reading

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What with it? Long time no writing!

It has been a long time since my last post. WordPress stats say 7 months and I have no reason to doubt that. this blog is about sailing ‘Nanna’ and since in fact we haven’t sailed her in over a … Continue reading

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What with the cyclone season?

Nominally, it’s over. El Niño diminishing by the day and the consensus among metoffices is that later this year conditions will likely be neutral, or even a La Niña. All this means we spent these months on an exceptionally strong … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

It’s over three months since I last made a blog post. I have previously on several occasions mentioned that time flies, so I will not repeat it…but it does fly, and when I think back, there isn’t really that much … Continue reading

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In Port Phaeton, Tahiti again

The last leg going back was an overnighter from Huahine to Tahiti. Hard on the wind for the duration of the trip but we made on one tack, and made good speed in 15-20 knots of wind. The forecast was … Continue reading

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typo

Apologize for my latest post, at the last part ‘ going westward’ should obviously be Eastward and nothing else. As a bird flies we are 170 NM east northeast of Tahiti and nothing else. I should know the points of … Continue reading

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Maupiti

Regine, the sailmaker on Raiatea did an excellent job on our genoa, and after a couple of days of explorations on land, the climb of the highest peak on the NW part of the island being a highlight, we got … Continue reading

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