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Ua Pou - Chuch of Epano Peato

July 30, 2018 - We arrived in Ua Pou on Pentecost Sunday, celebrated as a very important day in the calendar of the Catholic Church. But...
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Sailing from Nuku Hiva to Ua Pou

July 28, 2018 - “It was what was called a good passage… but among the most miserable 40 hours that any one of us had ever passed. We wer...
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Nuku Hiva - Hakatea (aka Daniel's Bay)

July 26, 2018 - “The mountains loomed up black; and I could have fancied I had slipped ten thousand miles away and was anchored in a Hig...
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Nuku Hiva - The Cathedral

July 24, 2018 - The churches in the Marquesas are beautiful, a wonder of Marquesan craftsmanship. Pride of place goes to Notre-Dame Cath...
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Nuku Hiva - Reclaiming Marquesan Identity

July 22, 2018 - In the Marquesas, one name heard a lot in terms of spearheading the movement for cultural regeneration in the islands is...
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Nuka Hiva - Taiohae

July 20, 2018 - “a vast natural amphitheatre in decay… the deep glens that furrowed its sides appearing like enormous fissures caused by...
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Tahuata - Vaitahu

July 18, 2018 - A 20 minute dinghy ride away was Vaitahu, a small village that lies along the seafront while the slopes reach up behind.
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Tahuata - Hanahevane Bay

July 16, 2018 - 8 nautical miles along from Hiva Oa is the island of Tauhuata. This really is the place to go for some R&R in the Marque...
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Hiva Oa

July 14, 2018 - “It is a narrow and small anchorage, set between low cliffy points, and opening above on a woody valley… The swell crowd...
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The Art of Fatu Hiva

July 12, 2018 - Fatu Hiva is renowned for its wood carving. The children and I had been given directions by PELIZENO to the home of one...
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Fatu Hiva - O Lady Fair, Star of the Sea…

July 11, 2018 - 9 May: May is the month of Mary. How many times had I heard that over the years, brought up at school by Southern Irish...
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Fatu Hiva - The Waterfall

July 10, 2018 - One of the major attractions of anchoring at Hanavave rather than the other village of Omoa (where the gendarmerie is, s...
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Fatu Hiva - Bay of Virgins and video

July 10, 2018 - “The first experience can never be repeated. The first love, the first sunrise, the first South Sea island, are memories...
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Day 21 - Arrival in Fatu Hiva - 8 May

July 10, 2018 - Location: Fatu Hiva, Baie des Vierges ARRIVAL TIME: 8 AM Tuesday: Three weeks at sea, our first time crossing an ocean...
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Day 20 - Pacific Crossing - 7 May

July 06, 2018 - Time: 9.30 am (Marquesas - Taiohae) Longtitude: 9° 25 S Latitude: 136° 45 W Course over ground: 242° Speed over gr...
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Day 19 - Pacific Crossing - 6 May

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 8° 16 S Latitude: 134° 31 W Course over ground: 242° Speed over ground: 5 - 5.5 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 18 - Pacific Crossing - 5 May

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 17 S Latitude: 132° 31 W Course over ground: 252° Speed over ground: 4.5 - 5 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 17 - Pacific Crossing - 4 May

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 21 S Latitude: 130° 33 W Course over ground: 270° Speed over ground: 5.5 - 6 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 16 - Pacific Crossing - 3 May

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 30 S Latitude: 128° 26 W Course over ground: 270° Speed over ground: 5 - 5.5 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 15 - Pacific Crossing - 2 May

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 49 S Latitude: 126° 09 W Course over ground: 260° Speed over ground: 5 knots True wind speed: 10 - 12...
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Day 14 - Pacific Crossing - May Day! May Day!

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 48 S Latitude: 124° 21 W Course over ground: 270° Speed over ground: 5.5 - 6 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 13 - Pacific Crossing - 30 April

July 06, 2018 - Time: 8.30am (San Francisco) Longtitude: 7° 58 S Latitude: 122° 06 W Course over ground: 255° Speed over ground: 5...
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Day 12 - Pacific Crossing - 29 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 35 S Latitude: 120° 08 W Course over ground: 265° Speed over ground: 5 - 5.5 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 11 - Pacific Crossing - 28 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 26 S Latitude: 117° 60 W Course over ground: 300° Speed over ground: 5.5 knots True wind speed: 14 -...
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Day 10 - Pacific Crossing - 27 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 16 S Latitude: 115° 24 W Course over ground: 300° Speed over ground: 6 knots True wind speed: 14 - 16...
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Day 9 - Pacific Crossing... HALFWAY!!! - 26 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 7° 01 S Latitude: 112° 19 W Course over ground: 252° Speed over ground: 7 - 7.5 knots True wind speed: 1...
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Day 8 - Pacific Crossing - 25 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 6° 42 S Latitude: 109° 14 W Course over ground: 255° Speed over ground: 8 - 8.5 knots True wind speed: 2...
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Day 7 - Pacific Crossing - 24 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 6° 17 S Latitude: 105° 59 W Course over ground: 255° Speed over ground: 8 knots True wind speed: 15 - 18...
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Day 6 - Pacific Crossing - 23 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 5° 46 S Latitude: 102° 56 W Course over ground: 260° Speed over ground: 7-8 knots True wind speed: 12-15...
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Day 5 - Pacific Crossing - 23 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 5° 28 S Latitude: 99° 19 W Course over ground: 260° Speed over ground: 9 knots True wind speed: 15 knots...
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Day 4 - Pacific Crossing - 21 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 04° 48 S Latitude: 97° 02 W Course over ground: 260° Speed over ground: 6.5 knots True wind speed: 12 kn...
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Day 3 - Pacific Crossing - 20 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 04° 18 S Latitude: 94° 23 W Course over ground: 260° Speed: 7 knots Time: 1pm (Local Galapagos) 2,670 m...
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Day 2 - Pacific Crossing - 19 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 03° 11 S Latitude: 93° 04 W Course over ground: 260° Speed: 3-4 knots under sail Time: 8.45 am (Local Ga...
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Day 1 - Pacific Crossing - 18 April

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 01° 55 S Latitude: 91° 23 W Course over ground: 230° Speed: 6 knots (under engine) Time: 8.45 am (Local...
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Departure Day - Pacific Crossing - 17 April 2018

July 06, 2018 - Longtitude: 00° 53 S Latitude: 90° 24 W Course over ground: 210° Speed: 6 knots (under engine) Departure Day - 3000...
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The Canyon, Las Grietas, Santa Cruz, Galpágos

July 06, 2018 - Our last morning in The Galapagos anchored in Puerto Ayora. We had a ton of last minute boat chores to do, downloading o...
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The Art of Kindness, Galapagos

July 06, 2018 - It was the day before departure. I had been up writing blog posts until 1am and then was up at 6 preparing to for the gi...
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Exploring Santa Cruz, Galápagos: Lava Tunnels Santa Rosa and Volcanic Craters of Los Gemelos

July 06, 2018 - Later on Sunday morning we met up with Tracy, Hayley and Megan from RAFTKIN and jumped into a couple of taxis to head to...
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St Francis in Galápagos

July 06, 2018 - Francis is everywhere in the Galapagos. The saint I mean. In every church there is some reference to him, from the statu...
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Darwin Centre, Santa Cruz, Galápagos

July 06, 2018 - Saturday morning and Xavier was out for the count. He had been up at 5am to go to the weekly Saturday market to provisio...
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Arriving in Santa Cruz, Galápagos

July 06, 2018 - After San Cristobal and Isabela, Santa Cruz was a shock to the system. We had been catapulted from a haven of a quiet an...
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