Bentes Blog: A visit to faraway coasts

  Hi As most of you know, when we have guests sailing with us, we require that they write a blog about their experiences. Here is Bente’s, who sailed with us from Fakarava to Tahiti.   I feel humble as I sit to write about my fantastic experiences visiting Vinni and Carsten for almost a…

Fakarava

  It was a great little sail from Kauehi the thirty nm to Fakaravas north pass. Fakarava is a big atoll, with a small town (and a little internet). As a “wow factor” there are several restaurants including one which, according to the Tuamutos Compendium, is world famous in the Tuamutos for its cheeseburgers. Hmmm,…

Kauehi

The village here is nothing to write home about (which, of course, dear friends is why I am writing about it). There are three shops, which sounds strange that one needs three small supermarkets on an atoll with 250 people, but some prefer to buy from one shop owner, some from another. Twice a week…

Passage to Tuamutos – The Dangerous Islands

  Dawn broke finally, a bit overcast. This is the day we are hoisting anchor and sailing to the Tuamutos. We’ve waited for over a week for better weather – it has been truly nasty, nasty down in the Tuamutos. Vinni and I are excited about sailing and experiencing these beautiful but dangerous atolls. But…

Nasty, nasty weather in the Tuamutos

  It is Saturday morning and Vinni and I had planned on hoisting our anchor and sailing to the Tuamutos Atolls today. We have provisioned the boat and made Capri ready for sea (it is a four day passage to the Tuamutos). Yesterday we checked the weather forecasts and while the sailing conditions for the…

How do we get back to Denmark?

  All roads lead to Rome – says the old expression. We’re now almost in the middle of the Pacific and are beginning to think about what we are going to do from here. We live by the motto: “We have no plan and by God we’re going to stick to it!” Despite that motto,…

Ove and Lene – Sailors with a mission

    We’re sitting in the small propeller airplane on the way from Nuku Hiva to Tahiti, reflecting over our wonderful sailing adventure with Vinni and Carsten around and about the Marquesas. In the seat back in front of me is a magazine with an article about the Belgian singer Jacques Brel. In 1974 Brel…