Summer in Polynesia

  We left Ua Pou early one morning at the same time as Rolf and Danielle, our friends with a 43 foot Catana catamaran. Catanas sail extremely well for a catamaran. Outside the harbor, we set both sails, the wind veered a bit and we were suddenly on a reach. Capri was a “happy boat”…

Ua Pou

  After a horrible night i Hanatefau (Tahauta), where the powerful Katabatic winds kept us awake all night, we’re more than ready to say ”good-bye” to Tahuata. It is October 6 and late in the afternoon we turn our bows northward for a quiet and comfortable night sail under the stars to our next volcanic…

Tahuata

  After a longish time on Hiva Oa, where Capri was on the hard while we were in Denmark, we are completely ready for a change and sail to a paradise of an anchorage in Hana Moe Noa on Tahuata. This time we use the iron jenny (engine) to cross the two nm channel between…

Hiva Oa

July 26, 2018 and we’ve just set sail  from Nuku Hiva, sailing close-hauled (against the wind as is usual for Vinni and Carsten – sigh) towards the main island of Hiva Oa in the southern part of the Marquesas. Once again we are forced to return to Denmark due to medical reasons and we’ve been…

Nuku Hiva

After six days on Thor Heyerdahl’s Fatu Hiva we decided that we had better clear in and become legal in French Polynesia. There are only two islands here in the Marquesas where it is possible to clear in, Hiva Oa approximately 60nm from Fatu Hiva and Nuku Hiva, 120nm northwest from Fatu Hiva. We have…

Fatu Hiva – The Garden of Eden

    As I wrote in my previous blog, Vinni got the honor of shouting; ”Land Ho!” She certainly deserved the honor. Despite being laid completely low by a truly nasty cold/flu, she stood all her watches and bore the heaviest burden on the passage, as I was completely “hors de combat” with my back…