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On Passage - Bora Bora - Vavu' u Tonga - Day 5
Lea
29/07/12, 18 2.79'S:163 11.54'W, Palmerston

9.15am: 29/7/2012 :On Mooring at Palmerston Atol

Greeted by Bob on radio and Simon in his dinghy guided us to our mooring, Palmerston is a beautiful site - thick with Palm trees and surrounded by aqua blue water and coral reef protruding from lagoon. Our past 24 hours before arriving at Palmerston consisted of Motoring/Motor Sailing/ wind changes from W - NW to S - SE - a weather system with approx 25 kts wind at 3am and slight rain, we are both well and it is a welcome relief to be stopped. There is approx 6 moorings, a catamaran is on one and SV Stolen Kiss should arrive around 6pm this evening, being Sunday we cannot go ashore but tomorrow we will see officials and explore the Island.

Love to all Lea & John xo

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On Passage
Lea
28/07/12, 17 35.70'S:160 52.87'W, Bora Bora - Vava`u Tonga - Day 4

7:12 am 28/7/2012 : Motored for the past 24 hours lost all wind, seas approx 1/2m slow swell on the beam. SV Stolen Kiss approx 20 miles behind us. On the look out for Whales today - Stolen Kiss had a pod with them for a while yesterday. Red Sky and crew all well.

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On Passage
John
27/07/12, 17 27.75'S:158 36.03'W, Bora Bora - Vava`u Tonga - Day 3

All good , motoring for past 3 hrs , no wind , 1.5- 2M swell , sea calm . Expect to pass through a front in the next 24 hours then wind should return.

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On Passage
Leanne
26/07/12, 17 12.23'S:156 24.81'W, Bora Bora - Vava`u Tonga - Day 2

A little tired but all well onboard - a few systems throughout early morning - SV Stolen Kiss off our Port

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On Passage
John
25/07/12, 16 56.23'S:153 40.24'W, Bora Bora - Vava`u Tonga - Day 1

All good , sloopy conditions 3-4 M swell - 1M sea COG 235 / SOG 6.5 KTS

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Bora Bora
Leanne
23/07/12, French Polynesia

Hi,

We have been exploring Bora Bora for the past two weeks, weather has been windy and rainy at times, but some magical days in between. We left for Tonga last Tuesday but auto pilot issue caused us to return, so we have been lucky enough to enjoy another week. SV Condesa departed last Tuesday and are heading in another direction - Somoa, Au revoir friends see you Vanuatu/New Caledonia. Our other sailing friends should be all in Tonga when we arrive.

A weather window is open for tomorrow so we intend to leave and head to Tonga 7-10 passage, Palmerston Atoll and Nui Atoll are two possible stops to break up the trip, we will just see how the wind blows and it will dictate our journey.

Love
Lea and John xo

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The view of our Anchorage at Moorea
John
29/06/12, Moorea

Our friends Johno and his son Steve on the cat "TAKA OA" climbed the mountain above the anchorage whilst we were there and took some awesome shots of this breathtaking location ,, I have added them to the photo gallery for you to enjoy. Thanks to Johno and Steve for making the climb and sharing the pics !

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