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The 50th birthday of Samoa

Hine Blog 030612 Latitude S14’46 W174’ 30 We have celebrated the 50th birthday of Samoa. We celebrated thoroughly with our Samoan family and we left before the celebrations were even finished, they will last for another couple of days. But that is the nature of sailing; when the winds are favorable...

Mother's Day Tribute

While being away from our Mother’s during this very special day, Mother’s Day, and not having access to telephones or the internet to send our thanks and appreciation, the crew of Hine Moana has compiled this special blog to honor the lovely women that have brought us...

Bora Bora to Aitutaki

Bora Bora to Aitutaki The islands of Bora bora have faded into the distance as the warm memories all have garnered during our time in French Polynesia accompany us through the waters. A gentle wind draws  Hine Moana  through the sea- ever closer to our next port of call in the...

Karakia for the Wind

Hine Blog 250411 Position S29’52 ,W178’33 Kermadec Another dark night, the moon has been hiding behind the clouds and the stars show only occasionally. Yesterday morning while we were waiting for Uto Ni Yalo and Haunui together with Te Matau a Maui and Gaualofa, the ocean was much less inviting for a swim than...

Willie's Good Food!

Hine Moana 240411 NZT 15:00 Position S31’22.2 W179’11.0 We have continued on a starboard tack, heading best to east. In the night, two canoes, Uto and Haunui slipped a few miles behind. Up wind we have to pay attention to the hoe and steer straight, the canoes are not good for beating...

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