Sailing Centime

Heidi Love & Dennis Jud

22 October 2016 | Seattle, WA
21 October 2016 | Seattle, WA
18 August 2015 | Taha'a, Coral Gardens
17 August 2015 | Taha'a, Coral Gardens - part 2
17 July 2015 | Taha'a
16 July 2015 | Taha'a Part 2
15 July 2015 | Taha'a Part 3
06 July 2015 | Moorea
03 July 2015 | Moorea
02 July 2015
01 July 2015 | Moorea, FP
29 June 2015 | South Fakarava, French Polynesia
28 June 2015 | South Fakaava
26 June 2015 | South Fakarava, French Polynesia
23 June 2015 | Fakarava, French Polynesia
21 June 2015 | Fakarava Atoll - North
10 June 2015 | Makemo, Tuamotus
04 June 2015 | Bay of Virgins, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
21 May 2015 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva


29 June 2015 | South Fakarava, French Polynesia
Words and photos can't describe the beauty and excitement of our days in Fakarava. This atoll is one of 78 coral atolls that make up the Tuamotus of French Polynesia.

We took the dingy past a myriad of tiny beaches and coral barriers that separate the wild ocean from the calm lagoon. Every turn offered stunning beauty: bright white sand islets, ribbons of clear turquoise seas, bright red coral reefs and lush green vegetation.

Dennis, Nico and I had the best snorkeling of our lives with tens of thousands of brightly colored reef fish, groupers, black tipped sharks and four-foot, bright blue Napoleon Wrasses. A handful of journalists and photographers from the BBC were nearby to record some 18,000 mating groupers who arrive each year during the full moon at the winter solstice (of the Southern Hemisphere). There was also a journalist from GQ writing about an adventurous man living on the atoll. Otherwise we had the pass to ourselves.

Tomorrow we will exit the pass and make a two night sail to Moorea. Tonight we're savoring our days and nights with French wine and Nico's rich, spicy pasta. The moon is full, the sky is filled with stars and all of us are grateful for this experience.
Vessel Name: Centime
Vessel Make/Model: 43.6 LOA Shearwater 39
Hailing Port: Portland, Maine
Crew: Heidi Love and Dennis Jud
Centime's Photos - Main
Panama, so far, then into the Pacific
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Created 25 December 2014
Random shots of our adventure so far in the Caribbean, plus some from before we left and on the way to Tortola.
18 Photos
Created 22 February 2012
From landlubbers to Cruisers in the making
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Created 4 February 2012