Monthly archives for July, 2014

Kitesurfing in Bora

Kitesurfing in Bora
I learned to kitesurf in the most spectacular setting imaginable!  I was riding the board on the second lesson, thanks in large part to the skills of my instructor Alban.  I am officially hooked and can’t wait to get my hands on my own gear.  Check out the pics Alyssa took!  She said it looked like so much fun that she wants to learn as [...]

The Good Life on a Motu in the Bora L...

The Good Life on a Motu in the Bora Lagoon
We had to share some more pictures.  The beauty of this island is overwhelming.  We have been anchored off a small motu in the SE corner of Bora Bora for the past few days and we are planning to stay a while longer.   We made friends with the family who owns the motu and today we shared lunch together on their island.  Tiffa and Lucy are extr [...]

Livin’ it up in Bora Bora and t...

Livin’ it up in Bora Bora and the Monster Fish
We are loving it here!  We have been kayaking, sailing, diving, swimming, flying kites and just hanging out.  The scenery is breathtaking, the water is warm, clear and gorgeous and the soft sand we are anchored in is like a powder.   Today we moved across the lagoon and anchored off the Sofitel Private Island Resort.  We set the anchor in san [...]

Life in Bora Bora

Life in Bora Bora
We weren’t kidding when we said we set the hook hard and were going to stay a while.  We haven’t touched our anchor since the last post.  One would think that it’s all pina coladas and mai tai’s, but you’d guess wrong.  See, life on the hook in a beautiful setting such as this is a wonderful thing; but it’s [...]

Anchored in a Postcard – Bora B...

Anchored in a Postcard – Bora Bora
We sailed to Bora Bora a few days ago and have been exploring the island and finding the most idyllic anchorage.  The first night we anchored in the lee of a small motu in the SW corner of the island in about 15′ of clear water.  The next day we sailed to the main town of Vaitape to check out the Heiva celebrations which were pretty coo [...]

We’re Afloat! Bound for Bora B...

We’re Afloat!  Bound for Bora Bora!
We launched on Thursday.  It was an exciting moment and we had 20 knot winds whipping chop straight into the haul out slip which made backing out extremely nerve racking.  Luckily Ellie behaved and backed out straight enough for me to point her bow towards the gap in the reef before being pushed onto the rocks by the increasing N wind.  We bo [...]

Finally Done Painting! Splashing Tom...

Finally Done Painting!  Splashing Tomorrow!
We are going back in the water tomorrow.  We have been painting like mad trying to get all the coats on so we can get back to the more enjoyable part of cruising.  Tomorrow afternoon can’t come soon enough. We have been having so much fun I don’t know where to start….how about the A-hole yard manager, the language barrier be [...]

Boatyard Blues in Raiatea

Boatyard Blues in Raiatea
We have been slaving away trying to get Ellie painted and back in the water as soon as possible.  We are doing all the work ourselves so every night we are both completely exhausted.  The work starts at 7am and we don’t get to the COLD shower until about 6pm.  We spent all weekend grinding out some osmotic water blisters from the fiberg [...]

Hauled Out in Paradise

Hauled Out in Paradise
We decided to haul out here in Raiatea.  It was a tough decision but ultimately we decided that we should haul and paint the bottom before heading further west.  I explored a bunch of options and weighed the alternatives.  We even considered shipping paint to American Samoa and doing the bottom ourselves in Tonga.  Turns out that getting the [...]

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