Monthly archives for August, 2014

Provisioning Complete and some Hard-e...

Provisioning Complete and some Hard-earned Easting
Since the last update we have: Enjoyed a great day sail from Tahaa to Huahine Spent an entire day at the Super U grocery store in Fare spending every last penny of our monthly budget Topped off our fuel tanks and jugs Had a scare when Alyssa developed a fever and was showing flu-like symptoms and we thought it may be Dengue fever (luckily th [...]

Idyllic Sail from Maupiti to Tahaa wi...

Idyllic Sail from Maupiti to Tahaa with VIDEO!
Today we enjoyed some of the best sailing we’ve ever had.  We ran the pass at Maupiti before 7 am and are now enjoying an ice cold Hinano at the Hibiscus restaurant on Tahaa and it’s 6:00 pm.  We covered approximately 50 nautical miles total.  The seas were less than 4 feet with a long period swell from the SE.  The wind was varia [...]

Let’s do the Milk Run Backwards...

Let’s do the Milk Run Backwards!
After two wonderful weeks in the amazing island of Maupiti, we have decided to make some easting. Today we said goodbye to Mai Ti and his family. It was a touching moment while they put shell lei after shell lei around our necks with tears in their eyes. We will never forget the family. They are perhaps the most humble, kind and generous peop [...]

Maupiti – The Offer with a Catc...

Maupiti – The Offer with a Catch
I know on occasion we have landed on certain islands and made a statement to the effect of “we’re never leaving here.” Well this time, through the incredible generosity of the local family that has ‘adopted us’, that is on the table. Of course it would involve marriage to a local and let’s just say that Aly [...]

Maupiti Adventures and our Revised Cr...

Maupiti Adventures and our Revised Cruising Plan
We’ve been in Maupiti about a week and are loving it here. The people are very welcoming and friendly and the vibe is super laid back. We met a local guy named John who is originally from CA. I’m pretty sure he spends all day in a hammock because he may be the most tranquilo guy we’ve ever met. We managed to find some fresh [...]

Surfing into Paradise! Maupiti

Surfing into Paradise!  Maupiti
Holy sh*t, what a rush! Yesterday we sailed out of Bora Bora bound for the island known as the miniature Bora Bora, Maupiti. We have heard horror stories of boats going aground on the reef near the pass and some with the loss of all lives, so the decision to try the pass was not to be taken lightly. I read and studied the pass extensively, an [...]

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