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The Voyage of Vega

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Marina Life

Sunday 29th April to Sunday 27th May 2018   Having returned from Sydney to the Bay of Islands marina, we imagined that it would take just a week or two to get ready for the 1200 mile voyage north to Fiji. The marina is rather isolated here in Opua, being

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Travels Down Under – Sydney

Sunday 10th June We are now safely tucked up in the sheltered creek at Savusavu in Fiji after a rather unpleasant, at times, 1200 mile passage from the safety of the marina in Opua, getting used to hot and humid weather after the cold of New Zealand. A little behind

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Tonga to New Zealand

February 25th 2018 We are now in New Zealand after a three month trip back to Bristol. It was wonderful to be home and to catch up with family and friends. We flew back to Auckland on February 14th, then spent a week living on Vega at the marina in

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The Kingdom of Tonga – Vava’u

Wednesday 13th September to Wednesday 11th October 2017 The 240 mile sail west from Niue to Tonga took just under two days, initially motoring in winds so light that they were insufficient to fill our cruising chute. The first night there was bright phosphorescence in the waves breaking by the

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Beveridge Reef & Niue

Friday 1st September to Wednesday 13th September   Beveridge Reef   We waited at Palmerston until the big winds and seas started to ease a bit and until we thought it would be more comfortable to sail towards our next planned stop, Beveridge Reef, 280 miles south west. When we

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