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,…

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…