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Staring into the nothingness

Door: Arjan van Ettinger

Volunteered for another night watch with very little wind allowed me for the first time ever to look at the stars for 4 hours straight, slowly seeing the contour of Bora Bora get closer, the stars of Orion rising ,...

juli 2024

Inter-island happening

Door:

We sailed from Tahaa to Bora Bora in light airs. Arrival Bora Bora: we had an anchorage assigned to us about half a mile  from shore. With the Zodiacs VC and crew members in off-watch went on  shore. ...

juli 2024

Robinson Crusoe

Door: Arjan van Ettinger

Dropped off at an island somewhere for a chill day . Felt a bit like Robinson Crusoe, but at lunchtime the ship sent us a dinghy with a delicious lunch and fruits and cold drinks. It was great, and we also used this day to...

From Tahaa to Bora Bora

Door: Hans de Lind

This night we moved from Tahaa to Bora Bora to have our exit clearance  there.  We left Tahaa at sunset, winning our anchor and hoisting the sails at  the same moment. The wind was dying at that moment so in...

juli 2024

Kalsarikännit

Door: Arjan van Ettinger

A visit I was looking forward to a lot was the one to a v anilla farm on the island of Taha’a  (combined with a visit to a rum distillery). After getting enough vanilla to last a lifetime we tasted their...

From Raiatea to Taha'a

Door: Hans de Lind

Good day, So, This morning we went from our anchorage in Raiatea to our anchorage  in Taha'a, Anchor up, lot of mud, fire hose, and john daf.  All this took long enough for the sun to come up that much more,...

juli 2024

Taputapuatea marae

Door: Arjan van Ettinger

In the morning when I was still asleep dolphins came to play along the bow and I can’t wait to see them for myself as well. We arrived in Raiatea and visit ed the historical Taputapuatea marae, the...

No sailing experience

Door: Arjan van Ettinger

Having no experience with sailing I volunteered for the first night watch and found myself pulling lines and hoisting sails for the first time somewhere between Moorea and Raiatea , in the middle of the night...

juli 2024

Polynesian dancing

Door: Marretje Adriaanse

As I am writing this, we have had the great fortune to see Polynesian dancing on multiple islands. One occasion, our visit to Tahuata stands out. We visited a small village, only composed of a few houses and a church. They...

juni 2024