As quickly as we grow to love a place, we realize we’ve come to an end of our stay and get excited to leave. Fiji is calling… Three weeks in Vava’u Group Tonga was the perfect length of time. There were many highlights. The whale watching, day sailing on SV Sophie (I spent most of … Continue reading Fiji calling … and Photos of Tonga
Is it somehow indicative of our relationship that we spent our second wedding anniversary in a dark confined space covered in bat shit? Yesterday afternoon we crept on hands and knees over slimy rocks and huge piles of guano as the bats all slept soundly on the roof of the cave. Fluffy bird feathers stuck … Continue reading Two Years Strong
Tonga is one of the only places in the world where you can (legally) swim with humpback whales so the first thing we did upon arrival in Neiafu was to arrange a tour with Beluga Diving. We were told to be at the dock at 8:45am on Thursday morning but at 7:45am we heard someone knocking … Continue reading Yes, it was a whale of a time!
The 250 nm passage from Niue was quick and uneventful… the qualities of a good trip. The upside of the crazy conditions at Niue is that the ocean swell felt normal as we set sail. We really did enjoy our stay there (it was definitely worth it) and can’t imagine that we will meet nicer … Continue reading The Kingdom of Tonga
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Thank you all for the comments on our last post. They mean so much to us! We've recovered from the experience of getting here, and since arriving in Niue we've had good times and more frustrating times.... Our first meal ashore was at Gill's Indian Restaurant. I cried as I had my first bite of … Continue reading The Rock
Tomorrow we will set sail on the next major leg of our adventure across the Pacific. Interesting to think that we’re only halfway! We’ve covered almost 900 nm within French Polynesia and have had the pleasure of visiting ten different islands/atolls over the past two and a half months. Now we have to say goodbye to … Continue reading Preparing for our next sea leg
Happy Canada Day! Yesterday evening we held a Canada Day BBQ at the Mai Kai yacht club in Bora Bora. We had six Canadians (Yay – SV Starship showed up just in time!), four Swedes, five Americans, one South African, and one Brit. It even rained for five minutes so we felt very Canadian 😉 … Continue reading Happy Canada Day!
The first thing Will said when we saw Bora Bora’s iconic peaks from a distance was, “Let’s hike those!”. And so it would be. We arrived in Bora Bora a week ago and started asking around for directions to the start of the trail. All was got back were warnings of “Don’t do the hike … Continue reading Crawling up Bora Bora
There are few even half-decent anchoring spots near the town of Uturoa on Raiatea (it’s too deep) but the downtown quay is free to tie up to. We arrived a few days ago in a strong wind and unfortunately the few good spots on the pier were already taken. The remaining ones would mean Hydroquest … Continue reading French Food Day