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Fatu Hiva to Tahuata

We had a wonderful time anchored in Fatu Hiva. We enjoyed our evenings with our first group of sailing cruisers swapping sea stories. Chris, the woodcarver, came out to our boat with his friend and brother to teach us Marquesas Ukulele. They brought us goat coconut and papaya, Marquesas possion […]

Change Of Events

Yesterday we poured in the fuel tank our last 12 gallons of diesel that we allowed ourselves for the passage, keeping 2 jerry jugs of reserve fuel for maneuvering around anchorages and the leeward side of Tahuata. The forecast predicted the tapering of wind down to six knots yesterday and […]

Squalls Are Our Friends?

We’ve had our share of squalls while sailing the South Pacific probably because we are sailing off season and this is the rainy season. Our trip from Makemo to Fatu Hiva the squalls have been helpful because the lack of wind. We’re almost excited to see a squall pop on […]

Apples And Oranges

For our non-sailing friends a starboard tack is when the wind contacts first (also referred to as windward) the starboard (right) side of the boat and a port tack, the port side is to windward. We’ve all seen beautiful sailing boats that are not level but look like they are […]

Canning Mishap?

We pressured cooked our cooked chicken from yesterday, but sadly we’re not sure if it is any good. Sara forgot to refrigerate the chicken broth last night and we mistakenly added about a 1/3 cup to the canned chicken. The chicken pieces were in the freezer, but the broth stayed […]

Makemo To Fatu-Hiva

Surprisingly our weather has become favorable to leave the Tuamotu Islands and try for the most easterly island of the Marquesas called Fatu-Hiva. This little window is coming at a bit of a price because to catch the east winds we need to motor for one day as far east […]