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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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