2nd half of summer i Polynesia

The featured picture this time is for all our female readers – we thought you would enjoy this nice tight butt covered in tatoos………………………. The days pass slowly here in Paradise. We can almost always find something to work on, on the boat. We decided that after over 25,000 nautical miles, our old sails were…

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…

Vinni – Galapagos to Marquesas

At least we don’t have to worry about the weather. We don’t have a choice about waiting for a good weather window or avoiding a bad one – the Ecuadorian authorities are the ones setting the date for our departure. Do we feel like we are being thrown out? Well – hell yes! At least…

Galapagos

The Galapagos are an island chain consisting of 19 volcanic islands, where 2 are still active. For the most part, the islands are rocky little vegetation although they do get rain. They are famous because Charles Darwin visited them in 1835 while on board the British expedition ship, HMS Beagle. From his observations here, Darwin…