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Bora Bora to Niue 13th June – 20th June

We extricated oursleves from Polynesia  on Monday 13th June with the minimal of bureacaracy and  no  exchange of money. I think this easy transition  will not persist as we travel westwards . We untied the mooring lines from the Bora … Continue reading

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Postponement in Polynesia May 28- June 10.

So very easy to do ….always an excuse to stay within the calm and safety of the lagoons , but the work continued. While waiting for the rigging repairs to be done we practiced managing the new oversized dinghy and … Continue reading

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Voyages on Baringo May 2016

We arrived in Papeete on 7th May to the usual warm Polynesian welcome not only the temperature but the music and flowers as well . We had flown from New Zealand after a 10 day tour there visiting my cousin … Continue reading

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Belated Happy New Year to all. Baringo remains on the ‘hard’ in Riaitea in French Polynesia. We plan to return in May and set sail in June for Australia via Nuie, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. Then up the … Continue reading

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A Holiday Adventure 22nd August – 25 th September 2015

The journey from Fakarava to Papeete was again with a force 6 touching 7 wind and the accompanying rough sea which has been our lot this year. We had just finished supper on the second night when the autohelm suddenly … Continue reading

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Voyages On Baringo 2015 Raiatea to the Tuamotos 25th July -23rd August

We left Hurepiti without incident and planned to provision for the voyage at Uturoa the capital of Raiatea and the second largest town in Polynesia second to Papeete. The harbour is quite small and having forgotten it was Saturday and … Continue reading

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Voyages on Baringo July 6th 2015 Tahaa and Raiatea; Islands and Lagoon

As the new week dawned the clouds,rain and wind continued. Our repaired hot water tank was returned and installed and no leaks now. The water maker pump and membrane had to be moved for this exercise so the next worry … Continue reading

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Voyages on Baringo June 18th 2015

“Flowers-r-us” and we are back in Polynesia again! After 20 hours semi –comatose at 35.000’ we arrived in Papeete to a traditional Tahitian welcome of garlands of perfumed flowers and the stirring rhythmical beat of drums. The next day we … Continue reading

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The Society Island Cruise 26.9.2014 -28.10.2014

Simon and Jo were now comfortably ensconced on board so we spent the first day in Papeete which is not a very pleasant town, busy and noisy with lots of traffic. We provisioned for the trip and that evening we … Continue reading

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Tuamotos to Bora Bora and Tahiti – The Gibson’s last sail 16.9.2014 -249.2014

The passage on the journey from Tuamotos to Bora bora was quite rough with a big swell once we lost the protection of the atolls we passed on the leeward side. The wind lasted until early in the morning of … Continue reading

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