Whale watching in Tonga


Whaling was once popular in Tonga and practiced on a subsistence level, but it is no longer allowed and Tonga  joins many other countries that have turned harvesting of whales into a new industry of whale watching.     We are glad we waited till Tonga to go on that whale watching trip. We saw whales swimming and breaching outside…

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Quote


I’ve always been a huge fan of biographies. So I always ask myself. “Would I read my own memoirs?” It is a great way to live life.            

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How to get back in your dingy from the water


  My kids have no trouble pulling themselves up into the dingy. When I saw them jumping in and out, I had no idea it looks much easier than it is. One day we went snorkelling and there was no other option then to attach the dingy on a mooring buoy. I had a great time while snorkelling but the…

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Travelogue August 2017


August – 2017 650 nm – 5  countries/Islands 01/08: Aviatu – Rarotonga – > Aitutaki = 140 nm 02/08: Aituki: anchorage outside the reef passage 03/8 till 04/08: Aitutaki -> Palmerston – 280 nm 05/08: Palmerston – mooring 06/08 till 09/08: Palmerston -> Alofi harbour moorings, Niue 10/08 till 12/08: Alofi harbour moorings, Niue 12/08 till 13/08: Niue -> Vavau…

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Funny Boat names


A boat name is especially important while cruising, because it becomes your name. Your boat name is your radio call sign, your account name, your bar tab and your social name. Some people forget your surname but they remember your boat and boat name. I must confess that I am guilty of that very same thing. Think twice when you…

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I have a confession to make….


I have a confession to make. I don’t like “sailing”. This may seem odd for someone who sails around the world but I’ll explain further. I like the ocean, sea, fish, Destressed moments (also the name of my fav project) , sunrise, sunsets, moonrises, nature moonsets, the feeling of being on the “road”, silence, freedom, approaching land, the fact that…

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Travelogue July – 2017


July – 2017  600 nm –  5 destinations/Islands 01/07-04/07: Fare anchorage, Huahine 05/07: Uturoa anchorage, Raiatea 06/07: Apooti Bay, Raiatea 07/07-08/07: Apooti Bay – viewpoint bay 2 – Raiatea 09/07: Toapui Island anchorage – Tahaa 10/07: Tahaa Bay hotel anchorage – Tahaa 11/07: Hamene, Tahaa 12/07: Hurepiti Bay, Tahaa 13/07: Tahaa -> Blue Lagoon Bay – Bora Bora 14/07: Blue…

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Travelogue June – 2017


June – 2017  5 destinations/Islands – 895 nm 01/06 till 04/06: Nuka Hiva, Hatiheu Bay -> Ahe, Tuamotus – 500 nm 05/06: Ahe, Tuamotus -> Rangiroa, Tuamotus –  87 nm 06/06 till 11/6: Rangiroa, Tuamotus 11/06 till 13/06: Rangiroa, Tuamotus -> Papeete, Tahiti – 192 nm 13/06 till 23/06: Marina de Papeete, Tahiti 24/06: Taina Marina, Papeete, Tahiti 25/06: Taina…

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Travelogue May – 2017


May – 2017  5 destinations/Islands – 1800 nm 21/04 till 12/05: Crossing San Cristobal (Galapagos Islands) to Fatu Hiva – Marquesas – 3000 NM – 19 days 13/05 till 16/05: Fatu Hiva: Baie de Vierges 16/05: Fatu Hiva, Baie de Vierges -> Hiva Oa, Atuona Bay 17/05 till 18/05: Hiva Oa, Atuona Bay 19/05: Hiva Oa to Tahuata, Hane Moe…

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Travelogue April – 2017


Aril – 2017  3 destinations/Islands – 1600 nm 01/04:  Shelter Bay Marina – Colon 02/04:  Colon => Panama-Kanaal – Gatun lake 03/04: Panama-Kanaal, Gatun lake – Panama-City anchorage 04/04 till 8/4: Panama-City anchorage 8/4: Panama-City anchorage -> Las Perlas, Panama 9/4: Las Perlas, Isla Contadora – Panama 10/04/2017 – Crossing Las Perlas (Isla Contadora) to San Cristobal (Galapagos Islands) 17/04…

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