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Tāua e Moana Vaka Blog July 22

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Kelvin Smith – Leaving Pukapuka for Suwarrow So it is Thursday, and we have been going for 3 full days now, doing our best to sail to Suwarrow after leaving Pukapuka at 5pm on Monday.  Winds have been mainly East-South East, making a direct course impossible.  We tacked north east for about the first 24 […]

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Tāua e Moana Vaka Blog – July 15

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Ke ola tatou ete kakai Came off a 12 – 3am shift super pumped and excited to reach Nassau just before lunch. Nassau was probably the island I was most looking forward to visiting because, I had never visited it before and because it’s super hard to get to. I woke up at 8am amped […]

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Tāua e Moana Vaka Blog – Day 5

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Day 5 saw the vaka leave Aitutaki heading north to Tongareva.   Meitaki Atupaka to the people of Aitutaki for sharing your island and generosity with the vaka crew!.  Heading  009 degree north (Are Haka] speed 4.5, Swell S/SE 0.5M, Wind SE 6-8KTS Clear Skies We are now approximate 15miles north of Aitutaki, heading on haka, […]

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Taua e Moana Vaka Blog – Day 6

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POSITION: 16 52.1S 159 23.0W heading 010 Speed 4.5 WEATHER: WIND SE 6/7KTS, SWELLS S 1M, SEAS CALM, PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES Kia Orana Two days in from leaving Aitutaki heading for Tongareva. Just after kelvin logged his blog yesterday some of us were able to spot a whale about 5 hours out from Aitutaki. The […]