Mostly Harmless

07 March 2008 | Richmond, BC
24 November 2007 | Aukland Harbour, New Zealand
14 November 2007 | 275 NM north of Kiwi Land
11 November 2007 | 450 NM from Whangarei
08 November 2007 | 600 NM from Whangarei
06 November 2007 | A couple miles outside North Minerva Reef
05 November 2007 | North Minerva Reef - day 2
05 November 2007 | North Minerva Reef
04 November 2007 | about 40 nm north of Minerva
03 November 2007 | somewhere in between Tongatapu and Minevera Reefs
31 October 2007 | Tonga - Nuku'Alofa - still
31 October 2007 | Tonga - Nuku'Alofa
14 October 2007 | Nukualofa - Tongatapu - Kingdom of Tonga
28 September 2007 | Vava'u, Tonga
13 September 2007 | Niue
31 August 2007 | Rarotonga, Cook Islands
27 August 2007 | 150 miles SE of Bora Bora
28 July 2007 | Leeward Island
23 July 2007 | Moorea, FP
15 July 2007 | Papeete, Tahiti

Secure in Nukualofa Harbor - Final South Pacific Stop

14 October 2007 | Nukualofa - Tongatapu - Kingdom of Tonga
Vanessa
We arrived in Nukualofa at about 6 pm local time Sunday October 14th 2007. This is the last of our South Pacific stops. For the last 3 weeks we were adventuring around the Vava'U Group of islands in Northern Tonga. The Vava'U Group was beautiful. It reminded us of a tropical version of home. Short sails to different secure anchorages. The town of Nieafu was an interesting little place. I would not say it was my favorite though.

We decided not to stop in Ha'Apai. We were making really good time and had come into range of the island we were going to stop at at about 3 in the morning. We did not want to sit around and wait for sunrise to enter the pass so we decided to keep on going. There were other islands in the Ha'Apai group but, there was only the one we felt comfortable going into. There are a lot of reefs and shallow spots. We saw a humpback whale on our way yesterday...that was really cool...what amazing creatures. We had a nice sail but, it was a tiring 28 hours for both of us.

Today we will check in and then explore the town. We have heard terrible things about Nukualofa but, everyone who is here so far has liked it. We have not seen much yet though. We are pleasantly surprised by what we have seen. It is much cleaner then we expected. The harbor kind of reminds me of home with the mix of yachts, fishing boats, and container ships and a bit of Suva-Fiji...the South Pacific atmosphere I guess. Last night we only made it as far as the first restaurant we came across. It happened to be a Korean place. The food was fabulous and what a nice change from the greasy stuff we had a choice of in Neiafu.
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Vessel Name: Mostly Harmless
Vessel Make/Model: C&C 40
Hailing Port: Steveston, BC, Canada
Crew: Morgan MacKay
About: Mostly Single Handed. Currently crew in the South Pacific: Vanessa. Crewed to Hawaii: Tyler Borges.
Extra: Bought in 2005 on Seattle WA, Wendigo became Mostly Harmless registered in Vancouver BC. Over the last year, she has undergone a transformation from a soft middle aged performance cruiser to capable offshore passage maker.
Mostly Harmless's Photos - Mostly Harmless (Main)
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Created 11 December 2007
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Raiatea & Bora Bora - French Polynesia Rarotonga - Cook Islands Niue - Self Governing Nation - Free Asscociation with New Zealand Vava'u - Kingdom of Tonga
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Created 30 September 2007
Pictures taken between Hawaii and Tahiti
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Created 30 September 2007
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Christmas Island
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Created 6 August 2007
Moorea Island, French Polynesia
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Huahine Island, French Polynesia
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Some pictures of the boat at various locations in BC
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Created 30 April 2007
Vanessa, Tyler and Morgan
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Created 30 April 2007
Good Friends and Good Crew
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Created 2 April 2007
Some random selections of the hundreds of pictures from my 10 years with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit-10 Steveston.
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Created 2 April 2007
Pictures where taken by Carol-Ann Zutz on a Long weekend trip to Pirate's Cove, Decourcy Island, BC.
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Created 2 April 2007

Mostly Harmless

Who: Morgan MacKay
Port: Steveston, BC, Canada