Sailing the Pacific

09 November 2010
07 November 2010
05 November 2010
26 October 2010
19 October 2010 | Somewhere between Fiji and Vanuatu
14 October 2010
14 October 2010
14 October 2010
14 October 2010
14 October 2010
03 October 2010
15 September 2010 | Vava'u, Tonga
02 September 2010 | Vava'u, Tonga
08 August 2010
29 July 2010
25 July 2010 | Bora Bora
20 July 2010
16 July 2010 | Moorea
16 July 2010 | Moorea, Society Islands

Fatu Hiva Highlights

25 May 2010

Fatu Hiva... Rugged, Beautiful, Remote, Breathtaking.

We had a great two weeks in Fatu Hiva and for me to do it justice, I would have to sit here writing until my eyelids drooped and my bum grew numb so I'll just sum up with the highlights.

Playing Marbles with Evelyn


Kelita and Robert

A hike to a waterfall with Robert and Kelita from Freedom where we spent the day jumping off the rocks into the pool below where the shrimps nibbled at our feet and the eels squirmed in the shallows.

Letting cute Maya from Archibald get creative with my hair

Going to Omoa to do a trade for a Ukulele; we traded a small children's guitar, an old wet suit and a bottle of rum for a hand made Uke.

Today we are back in Hiva Oa, preparing to leave for the Tuamotous around lunch-time which gives us enough time to stock up on baguettes and change the fuel filter. It is bitter sweet leaving the Marquesas. While we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we are sure there are more wonderful adventures to come... I'm going to miss Pamplemousse!!!!
Vessel Name: Dagmar
Vessel Make/Model: CAL 39
Hailing Port: Melbourne, Australia
Crew: James Thomson and Isabelle Chigros-Fraser
Hello and welcome to our new sailing blog! Our dream is to sail across the Pacific Ocean this year starting in Costa Rica and finishing in Australia. [...]
As we have been told by fellow sailors, when you live at the mercy of the elements plans are like "Jello and Sand"- wobbly and unsteady like Jello (jelly for us aussies) and when you write something in the sand often it will be washed away with the tide. It is for this reason that we didn't finish [...]
'Twenty years from now you will be more dissapointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' -Mark Twain
' I felt my pulse beating with suppressed excitement as I threw the mooring bouy overboard. It seemed as if that simple action had severed my connection with the life on the shore; that I had thereby cut adrift the ties of convention. The unrealities and illusions of cities and crowds, that I was free now, free to go where I chose, to do and to live and to conquer as I liked, to play the game wherin a man's qualities count for more than his appearance. 'Maurice Griffiths, The Magic of the Swatchways.