20,000nm – Vinni’s reflections

  Our log read 6,676nm the day we sailed from Copenhagen and now it reads 26,676.  We crossed the 20,000 nautical milepost on our five-day passage from the Tuamutos to Nuku Hiva.  This passage was directly against the trade winds, currents and swells so we chose a weather window that promised little wind the first…

Tahiti – Island of sagas and songs

We’re now on Tahiti, but before I write about Tahiti we need to finish our tale about the Tuamutos, specifically Toau. Toau is a large atoll with a population of four. Valentine (born here) and her husband Gaston, her sister and her husband are the entire population. There is a little pass through the reef…

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,…