Down Under

Down Under

And then all goes quickly. On our way South down the Australian coast, we sail fast again. With either strong winds form the North, or the South. The sun high…
The home stretch

The home stretch

From Fiji to New Caladonia, we sail fast again. And in Noumea, New Cal's capital, we enjoy the French life style. Sun, sea, sailing yachts everywhere. Baguettes and croissants for…
It’s raining

It’s raining

When we sail into Tonga, it is raining. A big difference with the sunny Cook island Palmerston. We get an extra shower from the boarding officials: Ministry of Health, Immigration,…
Back into the future

Back into the future

Every time we sail we set back our clock. In London it is one hour earlier than in Amsterdam. On the Canaries, the Cape Verdian islands, Brasil, 2-3-4 hours earlier.…
Paradise

Paradise

A busy morning in the city of Papeete, Tahiti. We are anchored in the middle of town, at the coast. Cars horn, and ''tatutatu'' – the Gendarmerie wants to overtake…
Totemototus

Totemototus

Just when we got used again to people around us (on the Marquesas islands), we leave for the most silent spot in the Pacific, the Taumotu's. These atolls emerged from…
Foie gras for the sharks

Foie gras for the sharks

Steep cliffs, green hills, really deep blue bays. We are impressed with the Marquezas' islands. We did not see such beauty before. Goats high in the hills, chickens on the…
4.189 nautical miles

4.189 nautical miles

We don't know excactly what to expect, sailing over the Pacific. But before we leave, we feel excited. A last text message, a last email. A last weather report. Then…
The real thing

The real thing

We feel locked up. Literally. Between walls and doors. And the water is rising. Three locks, three times 10 meters up. Then we anchor in the lake in the middle…
Fifty shades

Fifty shades

Azur-, ocean-, turquoise-, light and dark blue – anchoring is difficult because the beautiful and colorfull water distracts us. At mid day we sail through the reefs of one of…