Monthly Archives : August 2017

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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