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30/06/2017

Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti

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Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Hanna - Tahiti-Bora Bora-Suwarrow-Niue-Vava’u (Tonga)-Fidji – Leg 5 / 7-9.5. Tahiti
Mischief - Mischief HIHO
Mischief - Mischief HIHO
30/06/2017

Mischief - Mischief HIHO

Port in the port on port, through a porthole in Porto. The ancient city of Porto set on terraces near the river Douro was the setting for our next adventures. Porto used to play an important role in the trade between Lisbon and Braga, but it was not until centuries later that Porto gained fame for its port. Tuk Tuks arrived at the marina one hour after we finished the race. We rapidly secured Mischief, grabbed Mabel as she was to be granted a day out in the hope that she would forgive us for our poor behaviour in Bayona.  The author joined Wiki Wiki who entertained her throughout the day with their delightful American accents, banter and wit. Thank you Wiki Wiki. Grey Goose and the rest of the Dave's from Mistchief, who incidentally have now been renamed Dik. read more...


30/06/2017

Misto - Days 168-174: June 24-30 Magokai, Volivoli point, Yadua, Yasawas

From Dalice Bay on Magokai we went ashore as there used to be a leper colony there and they also raise giant clams.Cyclone Winston had wrought an enormous amount of damage here.We met the caretaker and offered kava powder for Sevsevu.It was very informal and he accepted it and welcomed us to the island. The buildings that were laboratories and the tanks used to raise the giant clams had all been destroyed.There are plans to re-build.His daughter took us to see the huge cemetery that was part of the leper colony until the late 1960's. It was certainly a somber reminder of a different era in medicine.In the bay there are 6-8 giant clams that you can see by snorkeling.The following day we departed with a destination of Volivoli point on Vito Levu.We went via Malakati reef where there are. read more...


30/06/2017

Timshel - No Manta Rays

From Vitogo Bay we headed up threading our way through the reefs to the Yasawas, not much wind for sailing though we tried.Saw Sandvita and Atla coming down.Through the Mocelutu passage, shallow in places but nice sandy bottom, there are resorts and an anchorage and what looked like the |N\Z triathlon team swimming the channel.Then to the marked anchorage near the Manta Ray Pass, but there were several boats there (including It Started with a Kiss from ARC+ 2015) all facing every which way with the tide, it was far too deep in most of the vacant space or else there were coral bommies and it was suddenly too shallow, so we decided to head on North, a bit worrying as it was getting late in the day.We spied a nice looking bay with sandy beach and 1 motorboat anchored also small resort boats. read more...


Taistealai - Yasawas on Google Earth
Taistealai - Yasawas on Google Earth
30/06/2017

Taistealai - Google Earth

Checking our track on Google Earth satellite awesome you can see reefs from space . Loving the Yasawa group Fiji 😎. read more...


29/06/2017

Raggy Doll - 27th, 28th, 29th June - Sweet sweet music

It's Thursday and we're sitting in Sines (pronounced singe) Marina, it's the second night here, the wind is howling around all the yachts and the water is slapping up the boat 24 hours a day, making sleeping an interesting concept. It's a beautiful bay with a local town and it would have been nice to stay longer, but we leave for our final destination tomorrow.Tuesday day time is a bit of a blur but the evening was spent with the whole rally on Wiki Wiki, a great evening with home grown music by Mike and Marty from Sweet Harmony and Colin from Serafina of Maldon. For anyone reading this, look up mikevass.com he's a very talented Scottish musician and he has several easy listening albums, in fact Marty, his brother is also a very talented musician. Wednesday, we sailed to Sines, winds. read more...


Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pic
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pics
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3 Pics
29/06/2017

Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3

Social Security Statement left Cape May early Wednesday morning to get a head start!  We found a strong current exiting the marina and grounded.  After using our trusty bow thrusters and raising the mainsail, we’re able to break free and began our trip back to our home port of Baltimore.  The weather over to the canal was great.  We sailed past several freighters, spotted a few more dolphins and turned left into the canal.  With calm waters and several bridges to pass under, we exited on the Maryland side just before sunset; and ok course, the winds began to pick up.  Through the night the winds increased, with gusts to 25+ knots and seas 6 ft+ (not making for a wonderful sleep).  Through the night we crested and surfed down waves, finally turning to. read more...


Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3
Social Security Statement - Cape May to Home Port - Log 3
29/06/2017

Aurora Polaris - 25.-29. June 2017 - World ARC 2017-2018

Bilturen vi hadde på øya, er billedgjort på facebook under Aurora Polaris, den offentlige og gruppesida vår. Den offentlige kan alle som vil bare «like», og deretter vil den være i nyhetsoppdateringene.Utenom bildene, kan jeg fortelle litt nærmere om en opplevelse vi hadde. Vi så en kirke ved veien. Den var veldig liten og unnselig, men Rita hadde lyst å stoppe for å se nærmere på den. Da vi hadde parkert utenfor, kom først en flokk med jenter bort. Vi hilste på dem, og deretter kom de voksne. Vi ble hilst hjertelig velkomne. De gav tydelig uttrykk for at de satte pris på besøket, for vi ble straks invitert hjem til den ene familien på te og pannekaker (vi ville heller sagt «lapper» på norsk).Det var ikke rare greiene av et hus de bodde i, men alle tok av skoene før de gikk inn. Bord og. read more...


WikiWiki - Last Night in Oeiras
WikiWiki - Last Night in Oeiras
WikiWiki - Last Night in Oeiras
WikiWiki - Last Night in Oeiras
WikiWiki - Last Night in Oeiras
WikiWiki - Last Night in Oeiras
28/06/2017

Blonde Moment - Blog

Blog 9Porto was VERY hot.Our tuk tuk tour was fun with great views of the Douro river from all angles and sides.Churchills Port Wine Lodge is rather modern 1984 ? but fun tasting their three varieties and learning about the process.Then a good sail down to Figueira da Foz with a long visit from bottle nose dolphins, who stayed at the bow, entertaining us for ages.(Sorry skipper, couldn't change sails whilst trying to take photos)!A sardine bbq finished off a great day in the sun.Following day we took a bus to Coimbra to visit Portugals and one of the worlds oldest universities and explore the narrow streets.That evening we joined two other boats for a meal out whilst a fiesta and parade were going on around us, but the difficulty of finding a table for 9 of us or a waiter willing to move. read more...


28/06/2017

Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May Video on YouTube

I will be posting a video of Social Security Statement’s Delmarva Rally episode on my YouTube Channel:Sailing Epoch.I captured some of you other Ralliers along the way.Stop by the Channel and Subscribe to watch! Regards,Craig SavageauSST Crew. read more...


Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May pics
Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May pics
Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May Pics
Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May Pics
Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May
Social Security Statement - Norfolk to Cape May
28/06/2017

Social Security Statement - Log 2 Norfolk to Cape May

Social Security Statement made it to Cape May safely.  We had a great sail coming out of Norfolk while narrowly missing a nuclear submarine!  We took a heading to about 20 miles offshore hoping for wind and found the doldrums.  The sea state was calm and we continued motoring towards Cape May.  During the night shift we encountered an UBO (unidentified boating object) that beamed a spot light on us for about 45 minutes, then disappeared into the night.  Entering Cape May we encountered a pod of about 100 porpoises!  Great ending to the sail.  SST CrewGOPR0478. read more...


Social Security Statement - Log 2 Norfolk to Cape May
Social Security Statement - Log 2 Norfolk to Cape May
28/06/2017

Meritage - Log entry 3: Cape May!

We survived our Ocean journey! The day started in Virginia and ended in New Jersey! Thats pretty cool for a bay sailor like me. Highlights include:1. Motoring out of Portsmouth with a surface submarine (and his armed patrol boat escort) beside us!2. If that wasn't cool enough, watching an aircraft carrier steam past us made us feel like the speck that we were! 3. 12 hours of sailing including another few hours of the spinnaker flying (we are determined to hoist that thing smoothly before the trip is over)!4. Watching the sunset over water and not land! As an east coaster this only happens when you are more than 15 miles offshore! 5. Alas, the winds would not hold out and we were back to motoring by 1am. Fortunately by morning, just as we were about to make shake-n-pour pancakes, the wind. read more...


28/06/2017

Timshel - Near Lautoka

After a pleasant days travel and fantastic scenery we anchored near Lautoka in Vitigo Bay.This was well protected and for once we dropped in relatively shallow water (5m under the keel) and in mud, with Taistealai nearby.I forgot to say that we were visited by the Customs at Volivoli point.Two Fijian Customs officers boarded the boats in turn and checked the papers, They were very pleasant.Misto was about to leave but decided it was prudent to wait and not look as though they were trying to evade the check. Apparently it is an initiative sponsored by New Zealand and they came in a NZ Naval RIB.Anyway they came on us again at Vitogo Bay, but Chris managed to explain that we'd been already checked the day before.We are now on or way to the Yasawa islands, but there is no wind.. read more...


28/06/2017

Taistealai - Navigating to Manta Ray pass reefs galore

Hope we see the Mantas !IMG_0157. read more...


Taistealai - Navigating to Manta Ray pass reefs galore
Taistealai - Navigating to Manta Ray pass reefs galore
27/06/2017

DIVA - Vorbereitungen

Die Vorbereitungen sind im vollen Gange.   Das Schiff ist fast fertig. Die Visa sind beantragt und werden am Donnerstag ausgeliefert.   Ebenfalls Donnerstag werden Segel, Anker und das Beiboot nach Grömitz gebracht….   Am WE sollen noch die Positionslaternen neu verdrahtet werden.   Eine Gasflasche fehlt noch…..   Sonst fertig….auch mit den Nerven!  . read more...


27/06/2017

Raggy Doll - 25th, 26th June - The stowaway exposed! The Raggy Doll.

The sail from Peniche to Oeiras was pretty uneventful, we left Peniche around 0815 and as we were pretty knackered we really just wanted to get to Oeiras as fast as possible. We motor sailed the whole way and just before reaching Oeiras came round headland with winds just about perfect, that we reached the dizzy speed of nine and a half knots. Wiki Wiki was hot on our tail and it was only when we had to take the sails down that she out sailed us as she has lots of electric gadgets that operate sails etc, whereas we have to do everything manually. Not helped by the fact that Andrew let go of the wheel to take an action picture of Wiki Wiki, making getting down the main sail down slightly harder work than usual!Our berth in the marina was luxury compared to the night of rafting, we had. read more...


Raggy Doll - 25th, 26th June - The stowaway exposed! The Raggy Doll.
Raggy Doll - 25th, 26th June - The stowaway exposed! The Raggy Doll.
27/06/2017

Raggy Doll - Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June - The Feast of St John

Friday should have been a nice relaxing trip to the local town, but we spent the day sucking water out of the bilges that had been put there by the delivery crew, whilst they were trying to unblock the heads, I hasten to add it was not sewage!We had been warned at the sardine dinner, that today was the eve of the celebration for St John the Baptist's birthday known as the feast of St. John. There would be a parade and fireworks and lots of celebrations. We ate on board as we quickly realised trying to eat out could prove tricky with the amount of people in the town. Around 2100 a small group of locals came down to our berth and we could hear a rather excited conversation, so duly went out to investigate. It transpired that it was their boat we were wedged up against and they wanted to. read more...


26/06/2017

Lexington - 6/26/17 Volivoli Point Resort

We are at Volivoli Point Resort anchored out. This is on the island of Vito Levi, meaning big land or big island. The resort is nice and welcoming. Today we went on a tour of the nearby area. Our guide was an articulate Fijian. He drove us around the area and discussed topics of interest. I will try to relay some of the more interesting thoughts. First of all land ownership is complicated. Tribes basically own areas of land. A member of the tribe can own a portion of that land but can not sell it. The land can be leased for up to 99 years. The land generally passes from father to sons. Daughters are left out. The tribes that had the land in the areas that became more populated with people, businesses and resorts also became more wealthy than tribes that owned farm land.. read more...


26/06/2017

Timshel - Passage inside the reef

Spent 2 nights at Volivoli in company with Taistealai and Lexington, Misto having set off next morning heading for Yadua Is.The two British boats had a lazy day just admiring the scenery, Lexington were much more energetic going ashore to eat and for an island tour, and Zeeland arrived.This morning Tuesday we set off at first light to wend our way round the channel inside the reef towards Lautoka. Beautiful sunrise, nice and calm and flat water, scenery very reminiscent of Scotland with bare hills - mostly we have found hills wooded right to the summits, don'tthink it can all be due to Winston.Motorsailing gently following Taistealai and the Magenta (brick) road on the electronic chart.Don't really like just driving on the chart but not much choice given the complexity of the route and. read more...


26/06/2017

Timshel - To Viti Levu

From Savusavu(on Vanua Levu) we had an early start and sailed (or rather we motor sailed) in company with Taistealai to Namena island going into the lagoon through North Save-a-tack pass and exiting through South Save-a-tack pass.After looking at the island we went on to Matagi leaving the one mooring buoy for Zeeland who was following to have for the night.It was a very bouncy motorsail down to the pass into Matagi - where did the wind and waves come from?Safely arrived in daylight, though the pass was interesting and all the markers are as missing as usual, we caught up Lexington and joined Misto, Laura Dawn, Sumore in the anchorage, Owl was just leaving.Next day another early start, heading through Broad Passage, and Vatu-i-ra channel to Nananu Passage and hopefully to find anchorage. read more...


WikiWiki - Coimbra Local
WikiWiki - Coimbra Local
WikiWiki - Tour Coimbra
WikiWiki - Tour Coimbra
WikiWiki - Thomas and the Maiden
WikiWiki - Thomas and the Maiden

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