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Gualofa

Laughter and Laundry

Date: 27th May 2012 Position: 71 nm to Apia Harbour!!! I woke up to our boys jamming on the ukeleles’, pates’ and anything handy. The songs were your typical welcome home songs accompanied by laughter. It’s time for lunch and for my shift. Lunch was served by our Chef Lole the Extraordinaire...

Storming to Samoa

Gaualofa is heading home. Singing in the rain, The Black Washing Machine, and the Niue Ngoio. We will explore these statements later… first is an important message from our sponsors… Va’a Gaualofa is sailing home to celebrate a 50 year milestone for one of the Pacifics favourite nations, Samoa. Seven Polynesian Voyaging...

Riding home on white horses

Date:  May 25, 2012 Position:  S 20*03.982’, W 169*27.003’ Currently on Gaualofa waves are splashing up on deck, the Main sail is on its first reef, the Mizzen is on its second reef and we’re still flying at 14 knots!  According to the Beaufort Wind Scale the current wind conditions experienced by...

Coming Home

Talofa e kia orana tatou katoatoa, Hard to believe but since mid January we have travelled more than 7000 nautical miles across the Pacific, from San Diego to Cocos, to Galapagos through Tahiti an now to the Cook Islands...my home. Six Tipairua vaka and now the 7th sister has joined us...

Food glorious food

Talofa Voyagers, friends and family, It is in fact Porapora (the original name in the Tahitian language of Bora Bora, and meaning "first born"), one of the most majestic islands in "French occupied Polynesia". We had a first glimpse of this Island as we departed Uturoa, the main town of...

First warm day

From Gaualofa, Friday 22nd April As we near 500 nautical miles since our departure from Aotearoa, the most common sound heard on our canoe today is that of laughter and the occasional song on the Ukulele.  Spirits are high on board; surely lifted by the beautiful day experienced by all.  With...

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