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A very special blessing for Maiden before departure.

There were two types of leis presented to the crew. The Haku leis are worn on the head and are made with tea leaves, for protection. The second leis were placed around the neck, and are made with orchids (often given to visitors to Hawaii and also given as a thank you). And it wasn’t just the crew who received leis: Maiden also was given a Haku lei, which was placed on the bow. It was a moving sight as

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BLOG POST BY ERICA LUSH – 25/03/19

BLOG POST BY ERICA LUSH 25/03/19  25 degrees 18.291’ S105 degrees 16.718’ETrue Wind Speed: 15 ktsFull main, J2 jib673 miles to go! The phrase “mountainous seas” is so apt in the conditions we had this weekend. The waves rise in height up above our heads, and even though they are rising and falling on all sides, they do seem solid like a mountain. The normal deep blue becomes darker and greyer as clouds block the sun. Once in a while

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