Monthly Archives: August 2010

Sightseeing in Hao

I’ve had better Internet connectivity here in Niue, so I’ve been gradually updating our photo albums and reviewing content on the Tahina site. I realized I never did a summary of our visit to Hao where we watched the total … Continue reading

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Capsized Anna Salvaged and Seen in Niue

s/v Anna stored inverted on monthly supply ship to Niue Nearly a month ago we shared the surprising story of a 57′ catamaran called “Anna” that had reportedly capsized off Niue on the way to Tonga. It was surprising because … Continue reading

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Niue Car Tour, Diving, and Whales

One of the big attractions to Niue is that it is a prime breeding area for whales. We were expecting to see a lot from all the stories we had heard. Yet, when we arrived we heard only a few … Continue reading

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Photos from Rarotonga

We had a great time in Rarotonga. I uploaded a few photos of our experiences there. In the album below you can see the harbor where Tahina was parked, pictures of the island and hike through the mountains, views of … Continue reading

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A Niue Experience

Niue Harbor from Tahina – wharf on the left We arrived at Niue on Thursday afternoon after a 3.8 day sail from Rarotonga. Niue, which is pronounced “new-y”, is the world’s smallest single island nation. The island is geographically a … Continue reading

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Blow out!

Yesterday afternoon we were having a very pleasant afternoon sail making 8+ knots with the spinnaker. We had been experiencing three beautiful days of sailing under nearly ideal conditions. No rain, just enough wind to move along nicely, and following … Continue reading

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Towards Niue

Our last days in Rarotonga were pretty busy. On Friday I had to get our clearance to leave the Cook Islands. The paperwork was pretty simple except we had to change our crew list to disembark Jason and Lara. They … Continue reading

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Sights in Rarotonga and Plans for Niue

We have had a great time visiting Rarotonga. Lots of beautiful places to see, and the inexpensive scooter transportation has been liberating. We traveled many miles around the roads and had a wonderful time on the back roads through rolling … Continue reading

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New 360 Panorama of Bora Bora

It’s about time I finally got another 360 Panorama processed and uploaded. These photos are really special because they give you an immersive experience from all directions: up, down, and all around at very high resolution. One of these days, … Continue reading

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Reaching Rarotonga

As Rarotonga appeared in the early morning light during our approach on Tuesday, I was surprised how rugged the terrain looked. The mountains were higher than expected with sheer cliffs, and some giant spires on them. And, since they are … Continue reading

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