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~ Adventures of MAIA ~ Laura and Dick on their sailing cruise & journey!

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Wow, time flies when your having fun! It is very hard to believe that we have been in the Vava'u island group for six weeks. We have had a marvelous time and have spent the last week preparing for our passage to New Zealand. We enjoyed...

We are in Tonga, the only Kingdom in the South Pacific. It was dubbed "The Friendly Islands" by the early explorer Captain James Cook. We have found it to be so.  We arrived in the Neiafu harbor around noon on September 13. There was no need...

We left Apia, Samoa last Monday and arrived in Neiafu, Tonga on Thursday. It was a 360 nm passage. We sailed in nice weather for the first 40 hours, then motored in calm conditions for about 4 hours.  Late afternoon on day three, we saw a...

We spent about 2 weeks in Apia, on Upolu. Apia is the capital of Samoa. We stayed in the Apia marina (which we understand the officials prefer versus the anchorage). The Apia marina is really just a small dock, within a 5 minute stroll, a...

We slept well our first night in Pago Pago, American Samoa. Overnight we had some rain, but little wind, it was nice and calm, which was awesome after a passage. In the morning we were sitting in the cockpit relaxing and were welcomed by a...

We are on a three to four day voyage from Suwarrow to American Samoa (sailing between islands in the middle of the Pacific, kind of crazy?). We have had a good passage, steady winds have allowed us to sail consistently! We have also had 3-6...

We arrived at the coral atoll of Suwarrow on August 3. When we were several miles from the entrance to the atoll, we heard chatter on the VHF radio. It was Helen from sv Nighttide and Julie from sv Manna. They were planning to meet...