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Neiafu, Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga – a break from the sea (sort of)

September 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Beautiful, Boat Work, Our Route, shoe-cruising, Tonga

Vava’u is beautiful.  We arrived fairly late in the day, dropping anchor in the lingering moments after sunset in a small cove just shy of the main port of Neiafu.  I woke up the next morning and instantly fell in love with Vava’u – birds singing and chirping, clear blue water, and lush green tropical […]

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Haven’t met the King yet…

August 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Passages, Tonga

We are in Vava’u, the northern island group in the Kingdom of Tonga!  Finally arrived last night after 16 days at sea.  Of course, our passage was broken up by a short stay at Beveridge Reef (more about that later), but we arrived here late last night and are now moored at Neiafu enjoying live […]

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To Future Cruisers: Plan better than we have…

August 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Fellow Cruisers, French Polynesia, Oh Crap., Our Route, Passages, Stupid Ideas, Tonga

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but we are going to be doing ANOTHER LONG PASSAGE.  What is the deal?!?!  Most people who do this cruising thing try to keep the long passages to the minimum.  But, not us! Oh no, we like to just GO.  We have barely been sailing for 6 months and […]

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