Posts in category Society Islands

Passage Summary – Moorea to Tua...

Passage Summary – Moorea to Tuamotus: Ass Kicking
We just moored in one of our favorite spots in the Tuamotus after the roughest passage we have had on the voyage thus far.  We left Moorea three days ago with the forecast calling for winds in the mid-teens out of the SE.  The plan was to ride the SE winds on the beam and sail the 230nm on a course of NE to make landfall in the Tuamotus on th [...]

Eastbound for the Tuamotus

Eastbound for the Tuamotus
After hiding out in Moorea for almost a week, a weather window has finally opened up and we will be sailing for the Tuamotus this afternoon.  Forecast is calling for 15 knots out of the SE which should allow for a nice beam reach to one of our favorite atolls, about 250 nm away.   We have been making the most of the past few rainy days.  Alys [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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