The sailing adventures of Lady Jane

 

and her motley crew of two

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Good Timing and Bad Luck

Good Timing and Bad Luck

Good timing Well, that was good timing. Not only did we arrive in Fakarava in time to grab the last mooring buoy, but we also discovered the fuel station (after a long wait for a licence) is now in the business of selling duty-free fuel. And, if that were not enough...

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Neptune and a fish called Maria

Neptune and a fish called Maria

Sailor's Superstition Sailors are a superstitious lot: It's bad luck to set sail for a voyage on Friday; whistling makes the wind blow harder, and bananas onboard are a no-no. And now there's another one: setting sail on Sunday 13th October. Because if you set sail on...

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More Moorea, Nudists and Gendarmes

More Moorea, Nudists and Gendarmes

A quick stop in Raiatea After an overnight pit stop so that Cyprien could work his magic on the rogue wind instrument (which he fixed, and it is now pointing in the right direction), we headed further east back to Moorea. We felt there was unfinished business. For one...

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora

The Prince of Whales Bora Bora. The newlywed's perfect honeymoon destination; filmmaker's ideal set location, and the preferred breeding and calving area for humpback whales between July and October. As we approached Bora Bora's only pass on the east of the island, we...

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Huahine to Raiatea

Huahine to Raiatea

Huahine to Raiatea The rain stopped at 0930 on 3rd September. So, presented with the chance of a dry run to Raiatea, we slipped our mooring, squeezed through the pass and motored 27 miles in a light breeze from Huahine to Raiatea. We were on a mission: our watermaker...

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Huahine Nui

Huahine Nui

14,716 nautical miles, 813 days, one a***hole That isn't a bad record, is it? It's taken almost 15,000 miles and over two years to come across our first real arsehole. And even then we didn't see him. Maria and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary at the Huahine...

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Sailing Moorea – how to save £1000 per day

Sailing Moorea – how to save £1000 per day

How to save £1000 per day The accommodation isn't that different: over the water, around 40 square metre room size, large bed, flat-screen TV, private bathroom and beach. But the price, well, that's another matter. We anchored Lady Jane near the Sofitel Resort on the...

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Tahiti – Mutiny, Pearls and Shopping

Tahiti – Mutiny, Pearls and Shopping

Mutiny on the Bounty Fletcher Christian and the Bounty crew were so fired up about Tahiti, it sparked a mutiny. After all, the island is famous for its beauty - and not just that of the land. Such was the allure of the Tahitian women that some of the Bounty crew...

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Toau

Toau

Anse Amyot After our wild ride through the north pass at Fakarava, it was a relief to enjoy the gentle sea state and helpful winds blowing us in the direction of Toau. With just the genoa flying and Lady Jane gently rolling along, we reached our destination by...

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Fakarava – Pedalling, Pearls and Sharks

Fakarava – Pedalling, Pearls and Sharks

Fakarava Fakarava's north pass is wide enough to fit a cruise ship through it - sideways. And it's just as well. The island measures around 30x12 nautical miles, so that's a lot of water sloshing in and out at the change of tide. After a gentle seven-hour sail from...

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