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A very Fijian Saturday 

The rain sort of stopped but with visibility still not good enough to see the entrance to Viti Levu Bay […]

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Weather again

The South Pacific Tropical Convergence Zone (SPTCZ) is spread from Papua New Guinea some thousand miles north west of Temptress, […]

Soggy Days

One week with the Sea Mercy team…. On Saturday after the morning’s work session and the village feast Kevin and […]

School rebuilding

Cyclone Winston swept across Fiji in February this year just as Temptress was preparing to leave Panama. Described as a […]

Giant clams

Te had also told us where the best snorkelling could be had (by the rocks off the neighbouring island of […]

More pilotage

Saturday morning we awoke early and after tea for the skipper, coffee for the first mate and toast Temptress crew […]

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VHF Woes

Whilst talking to Paul on Tallulah Ruby on our recent passage we discovered he was only picking up our AIS […]

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Passage to Fiji

Having failed to find a seven or eight day weather window of easterlies for the thousand odd nautical miles to […]

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Sunday ashore

Sunday mornings weather forecast on the Net had us downloading a GRIB and reconsidering our plan to depart for Vanuatu […]

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A surfeit of islands

Kapa and Nuku Last Friday morning we tore ourselves away from the delights of Neiafu once more to spend our […]

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The Kings Birthday

July the fourth is the Tongan King’s birthday and therefore a national holiday. Here in Nieafu the yachties celebrated as […]

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A lake in the ocean

Tempted by cruisers guide photos and the promise of a potluck supper, we decided to sail the twelve miles round […]

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Paddling with sharks

Monday 30 May  I stepped off the dinghy and after a few steps was up to my waist in manta […]

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Farewell Tahiti

Friday May 27 Eventually we pulled ourselves away from the fleshpots of Tahiti (chandleries and a well stocked supermarket being […]

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VHF Woes

Whilst talking to Paul on Tallulah Ruby on our recent passage we discovered he was only picking up our AIS […]

More pilotage

Saturday morning we awoke early and after tea for the skipper, coffee for the first mate and toast Temptress crew […]

Giant clams

Te had also told us where the best snorkelling could be had (by the rocks off the neighbouring island of […]

School rebuilding

Cyclone Winston swept across Fiji in February this year just as Temptress was preparing to leave Panama. Described as a […]

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