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New Zealand, We Have Arrived

  Since I was eleven years old I’ve dreamed of New Zealand, the one place on earth I’ve really wanted to visit, maybe even live! Today, Sunday 12th November 2016, at 2;30pm, New Zealand appeared on the horizon, the seas calmed, the wind picked up, and we headed towards her all sails fully up and […]

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, […]

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, […]

Food & Drink!

I recently posted about my amazing provisioning skills, perhaps I shouldn’t have boasted quite so loudly!  I had wondered at the time whether I’d perhaps gone a little over the top with my mega shop, however, as it turns out I really should have bought more, not food, but alcohol.  Although I should point out for anyone coming […]

My Amazing Provisioning Skill.

  My family has constantly teased me abut being a horder, when it comes to food. My pantry at home resembles a fully stocked Gourmet section of Waitrose (upmarket UK supermarket). I think I must have been starving in a previous life, or had an experience that left me with a fear of never having […]

Nuku Hiva, Marquises

We arrived in a storm at 10am, on Saturday 2nd April Now (one day later) we’re bobbing quietly in the most beautiful bay, surrounded on three sides by volcanic mountains. The Island is as green as anywhere I’ve ever seen, but given the amount of rain they obviously get here, it’s not surprising. It also […]

The Nightmare Continues…

After what I would describe as an exhausting 25 days at sea, land was finally in sight. I’ve told myself repeatedly throughout the trip that it will all be worthwhile, and I was prepared to be blown away by what I was going to experience. Bob and Louis were just hoping for rain, to wash […]

600 Miles to Hiva Oa

  We’ve been playing “dodge the storms,” since 7am, they’re all around us. Black skies and squalls threaten over calm seas; with little wind to move us forward, we’re limping along at 5+ knots. With only 600 miles left to go to our destination, i’m getting impatient and wishing the storms to Halifax. We’re all […]

Where We’re Headed

  Our First Port of Call in Our South Pacific Adventure:  The Marquises Islands French Polynesia: The Polynesian Triangle French Polynesia, Oh how I love the sound of it, the name conjures up such romantic images. Its part of the cultural zone called the Polynesian Triangle, The three points of the triangle being, the Easter Islands, […]

19 days at sea, Oh Dear Lord!

Thursday 24th March   My worries last night were confirmed, we tore a sail, surprise, surprise, the wind was gusting to well over 30 knots in the night, I’t’s a small relief that it didn’t happen on my watch, not that, that really makes any difference. I feel as though I’m taking part in some […]