Sailing the Pacific

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It's a long way to the top if you want a view of Bora Bora

21 July 2010
When you anchor in Bora bora, you are surrounded by beauty on every angle. The only thing better than anchoring in sun-dappled turquoise waters is seeing it all from above. We weren't sure if we would get the chance to see this until Richard and Krista from 'Lilith' asked us and Daniel from 'Fat Zoe' if we would like to hike to one of the tallest peaks in Bora Bora.

We set off bright and early as it was a seven-hour hike. What an exciting hike it was. Very steep in places, vertical rock faces were climbed with the help of ropes, which had been put in by people before us. Slippery mud, massive rock over-hangs, puffing and panting on the way up and oh the reward at the top, a view to reckon with of Bora Bora's barrier reef and lagoon.

James, Robert, Daniel and Krista at the TOP!

Six hours after we left, we stumbled out of the bushes and through the town to our boat sweat soaked and splashed with mud. Jelly legs, camera's full and big smiles, it was a day to remember!

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.