Monthly archives for June, 2014

Ia Orana from Tahaa!

Ia Orana from Tahaa!
Ia Orana!  We are anchored on a coral shelf in 20 feet of turquoise water on the west side of Tahaa and just enjoyed an amazing sunset over Bora Bora.  [How amazing is it that I get to write that sentence?!?!] We sailed over here a few days ago from Huahine.  We had 25 knots forward of the beam so it was a wet and wild ride but we made really [...]

Hiding out in Huahine

Hiding out in Huahine
Iarana from the friendly island of Huahine! After a boisterous overnight sail from Moorea we made landfall on the east side of Huahine and anchored off the quaint town of Fare.   We are really enjoying it here.  The island is WAY more laid back than Tahiti and Moorea and much less “French.”  It is great to find an island where the [...]

Moorea with Skabenga!

Moorea with Skabenga!
We ended up staying in Moorea another couple days to visit with our friends Bruce and Jenn on the cat Skabenga.  We did the rays again and then chilled at the hotel pool.  We’ll miss them and hope to meet up again soon.  Here is a pic of the happy crew! Bruce – Kiteboarding in Tonga.  Let’s make it happen! Share this:Email [...]

Skimming Over Coral Heads in the Moor...

Skimming Over Coral Heads in the Moorea Lagoon – Video
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We’re Famous Again! Check out ...

We’re Famous Again!  Check out the June Issue of Latitude 38
There is a three page article about our Pacific crossing in the June issue of Latitude 38.  Our friends on Skabenga are featured in an article before ours.  Definitely worth reading about how Bruce almost became impaled on the end of the swordfish bill like a kabob!  Grab us a couple extra hard copies!   The articles start on page 116 Virtual [...]

Moorea Off Road Scooter Adventure Vid...

Moorea Off Road Scooter Adventure Video!
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Lovin’ Moorea! Swimming with R...

Lovin’ Moorea!  Swimming with Rays!
Here are some pics from the past couple days in Moorea.  This is the most beautiful island we have ever visited.  We have decided it looks like a combination of Fatu Hiva and Lake Tahoe. We went hiking yesterday then enjoyed a Tahitian fire dance at the Intercontinental Hotel.  We swam with the rays this morning and are now lounging by the p [...]

Moorea

Moorea
We didn’t think it was possible to top the breathtaking rugged peaks of Fatu Hiva but Oponuhu Bay on the Island of Moorea did just that!  We are anchored at the head of the bay and just finished breakfast with an unbelievable 360 degree view of rugged volcanic peaks shooting out of lush jungle vegetation clung to the steep mountains tha [...]

Ready to Leave Tahiti

Ready to Leave Tahiti
We are leaving Tahiti tomorrow bound for Moorea.  Ellie is well found, well provisioned and ready to continue on.  While here in Papeete we have: – Provisioned our food stores for another 2 months – Had a stainless block welded (turning block for our monitor windvane snapped and we couldn’t find a replacement)  – Bough [...]

Riding Out a Gale in Tahiti

Riding Out a Gale in Tahiti
We have had quite an exciting day here in paradise.  The wind just backed off but all day it blew over 25 knots and over 30 knots for most of the afternoon with heavy driving rain.  Max winds we saw was 36 knots.  We are anchored in close with other boats so only have out about 3:1 scope.  Our anchor held and we didn’t drag.  We had 3-4 [...]

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