Sailing with YELO

19 November 2020 | Hao in the harbour
11 November 2020 | Opahoa, Hao
29 October 2020 | Chez Tony
25 October 2020 | Hao
11 October 2020 | Ile Tetrave in Nake, Hao Tuamotu
05 October 2020 | Vainono in Nake, Hao Tuamotu
05 October 2020 | Vainono in Nake, Hao Tuamotu
04 October 2020
03 October 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
29 September 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
15 September 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
15 September 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
15 September 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
08 September 2020 | Hao Tuamotu
07 September 2020 | Oteba Hao, Tuamotu
03 September 2020 | Oteba Hao, Tuamotu
26 August 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
26 August 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
21 August 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu
21 August 2020 | Nake in Hao Tuamotu

HAO in the harbour for once

19 November 2020 | Hao in the harbour
Rolf Fischer | 30 with rain
The wind startwd turning and blowing us toward the reef. It was no problem, but a small chop started to get anoying. So we decidet to get into "la darse or la marina" as the locals call it. Its an old military port. You're free to get in and some yachts stay for many months. Most of them get rats or cockroaches here. I think its ok for a few days until the weather changes. Some years i counted 15 yachts with a few moored in the center. Things can get nasty when boats get too close and their captains are not used to help eachother. After many months on anchor they dont know how solve a problem together. A German yacht built up quiet a reputation ; screaming at just about everbody. We dont look for harbours or marinas but sometimes its nice to just to bike of your boat.

Rainy, windy, working on pearls

11 November 2020 | Opahoa, Hao
Rolf Fischer | Rainy 25C
Its lousy weather, perfect for mounting pearls in this flat calm anchorage in Opahoa, a smal island in Hao

Chez Tony

29 October 2020 | Chez Tony
Rolf Fischer | Always29C
Nice evening in front of another Kava, a coral /sandspit that gives us shelter if the winfs come from the South. Filled up with ognions, garlic, cabage and pasta. So we are good for 2to 3 weeks. Otepa is not a noisy village. But we get so used to wind and ocean noises only that we are happy to leave town after 2 days. We have web and phone and fm radio here, so we stay. Ah yes and plenty coconuts:-)

Nearer to the village

25 October 2020 | Hao
Rolf Fischer | Now 30
Cant decide to go to town after a friend from very remote Nake had to be confined because her brother got covid. Bummer. Today a Nake copra man stoped by and brought us some lovely crab. What a feast

Back at Gill and Lises place

11 October 2020 | Ile Tetrave in Nake, Hao Tuamotu
Rolfo
Nobody here. Timmy says Gill and Germoune couldn't get petrol to come back. So Daniela is feeding the chicken. 7 off them died, maybe not enough food or water. I guess you cant just leave your animals alone in care of a neighbor. Its difficult for to see how Polynesians
in general take care of their animals. They keep dogs, but just leave them at the house alone when they go away for 1 week. The pigs live in their own shit in less than a few inches to move around. Daniela takes over and feeds all of them and cleans up , gives them
water. I sit with the locals and tell them , they would all be in jail if they keep animals like that in Switzerland. They laugh , "what a screwed up country you have ha ha hah"
No luck with new satellite bouyes. We still find them but many don't make it in one piece across the big swell crashing onto coral rock. If they crack , saltwater gets in and every thing is corroded and useless. Its Sunday , Daniela makes brioche for Timy and i read the "The
Guardian and Reuters headline news. That's all i get with Sailmail. And Peter in Switzerland tells me that my stocks have gone up. Great , thanks Peter and please make Trump go away. I still cant believe that half of all American women voted for this prick after what he
said where he can touch them whenever he wanted to...yuuuaccckss. But then again... women in Switzerland are stupid as well. They moan and bitch about not being represented by government. Its true that women s rights issues in Switzerland are severely neglected.
But its the silly women that vote for men or male dominated parties that don't give a fliying fgg about their rights. Stop voting for men. Vote for women. Look what women presidents have done for Covid. Then you look at men: Trump , Bolsonaro, Boris.J

so much for women politics today. Just vote for them next time, i know i would if i could vote

Another Iridium MSI floating satelite bouye

05 October 2020 | Vainono in Nake, Hao Tuamotu
Rolfo
Daniela got lucky and found another one of those fancy devices. Next time you eat tuna sushi ...think about it. It scares me how sophisticated we get to empty our oceans. Throwing dozens of sensors into the ocean at a few thousand dollars seems crazy but it makes
sense. Just cruising an hour and looking for fish in one of those big trawlers eats more diesel and takes valuable time. Soon we might this data directly from satellites and then there is no place for any fish to hide.
We released our hermit crabs. Daniela brought 2 more for them to keep company, but they seemed to be going on each other instantly. The bigger one climbs on top and the little one underneath starts a whimpering noise. Awesome battle , I remember this great IMAX
docu they made about one hermit crab pulling the other one out of his shell. On the big screen they do look like monsters from the past.
Still nobody here and i wasted a half a day trying to make a water catching system underneath my new solar panels...oh well
Vessel Name: YELO
Vessel Make/Model: CATANA 431
Hailing Port: LANGKAWI
Crew: ROLF & DANIELA
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