Category Archives: In The Pacific

The Sea-Saw Effect !

On a passage one has lots of time to think and daydream, resurrect memories and past experiences both good and bad that take you hurtling back to your past. Anyone who knows me will be fully aware that I have a memory like a sieve; most of the time I barely remember what happened last […]

Niue, Day Out, Contd…

  Matura Chasm at Hikutavake was just spectacular, the short walk down through the butterfly filled forest lead us into a chasm and out to a deep narrow rock pool between two towering cliffs of coral and limestone. The crystal clear water reflected the colors blue and turquoise of the sky above. The water looked […]

Day Out in Huahine

  The Secluded Island   This tropical, lush and scarcely developed little island is actually two islands; joined by a bridge. Huahine Nui (big Huahine), to the north, and Huahine Iti (Little huahine) to the south. Huahine Nui is home to the bustling little village of Fare, with most of the tourist and administrative facilities, […]

Rum, Vanilla & Pearls

  Tahaa, the Vanilla Island.   We weighed anchor at 7:30am heading around the coast to Haamene Bay, where we hoped to find a car rental. Unfortunately, while the guide we are using book is very informative, it’s also very out of date. Things change quickly out here, and little is as it says it […]

Definitely ‘NOT’ Paradise Today!

    Following a week of idyllic weather, a strong weather front was predicted to move across later today, promising strong winds and squalls. Bob made the decision to move the boat ahead of the storm to another more secure anchorage. We were currently anchored just off Vahine Island resort where the depth went very […]

Le Tahaa Private Island & Spa.

  Relais & Chateaux, Five Star Island Resort in French Polynesia.   So spoilt! I find myself once again in just another version of Polynesian Paradise. We were anchored inside the lagoon of Tahaa and Raiatea next to the private Island resort of “Le Tahaa”. Bob and I wanted to check out the resorts spa facilities […]

Pacific Storms Manihi

  Never having been to the Pacific before, the limited knowledge I had of it came from the experience’s relayed to me by Bob and Ed after their circumnavigation, TV, books and movies like South Pacific. I had a pretty firm idea of what it was going to be like, but as in all things, […]

The Tuamotu’s, “The Dangerous Archipelago”

  First Stop: “Manihi” June 5th 2016 Daisy and Babe left Taiohae Bay early Sunday afternoon, for our 600 mile crossing to Manihi. Winds were light but initially just enough for us to raise the sails, although throughout the crossing the winds dropped so low we had to motor for half of the trip. It […]

Touring Nuku Hiva

Tuesday 19th April, 2016 Since Louis left to return home, we’ve been hard at work completing all the “unfinished” and “must do” jobs around Daisy. Bit, by laborious bit, we are finally making progress. It took me the best part of two weeks to clean up the inside of the boat and get all the […]

Oh Lovely Ice Cream

Monday, March 7th, 2016. Day Two Following a brief wind panic at 1:30am, I left night watch to Louis and went to bed. I slept through until 6:55am, I always sleep better on Daisy than anywhere else, the gentle movement rocks me as if I’m in a hammock. Up on deck Bob was watching the […]