Never leave port on a Friday …

We were all ready to go on Wednesday (checked out, provisions done) and happily went to happy hour drinks that evening knowing that all we had left to do the next day was to fuel up… But by the time happy hour drinks were over, the weather had changed completely and the floating dinghy dock … Continue reading Never leave port on a Friday …

Checked out and ready to go!

It’s time to say goodbye to Bora Bora and French Polynesia. We love it here and don’t really want to go but El Niño is keeping us (and all other yachties) on our toes and we need to get to New Zealand before hurricane season starts. This morning we went to the Gendarmerie to check … Continue reading Checked out and ready to go!


It’s hard saying goodbye each time you leave somewhere. The boys made several new friends and are sad to leave Tahiti on Thursday. After filling up with (duty-free!) diesel we cross the ten miles or so to Moorea and flat turquoise water awaits us in the anchorage just outside Cook’s bay. We see several humpback … Continue reading Moorea


Ahhhh… The luxury of being in a marina for a few days: shore power, Wi-Fi, unlimited water on tap, access to all the shops and amenities, being able to go for a run in the morning… We spend the first week in Tahiti anchored near Taine marina. It’s a roley anchorage and after having checked … Continue reading Tahiti