The Sailing Adventures of Jamala

 

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Heiva Sport

Heiva Sport

Fruit Carrying If inflation continues at its current rate, we’ll all need to practice this to dodge muggers trying to nick your bananas.  We took a break from the boatyard and took a trip into town to see this event. The fruit-carrying race forms part of the Heiva...

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Tuahata to Tahiti

Tuahata to Tahiti

It's been a while Frankly, I had given up trying to update our website. Almost invariably, the internet connection failed during uploads. And, because each update had to be done over cellular, it worked out at around £5 a failure. It failed a lot, and it was not an...

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Ua Pou

Ua Pou

Hakahetau Bay On 28th April, we lifted the anchor and sailed over to Hakahetau Bay on Ua Pou, around the corner from where we last visited the island. We didn’t intend to spend much time here. The anchorage might be an improvement on Taiohae, but not by much. It was...

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Back to Taiohae

Back to Taiohae

Lunch and leave After lunch with Bertrand and Pascale at the local beachside restaurant, where the only item on the menu is tuna in three ways: raw, seared and cooked, we got Jamala ready to sail back to Taiohae bay so that we could take care of essentials, such as...

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Up north

Up north

Anaho On the 18th of April, we left Hooumi and headed off to Anaho. We visited here in 2019 but never got ashore because of strong winds. So this time was different, although a lot busier. Anaho is a far more accessible place to get ashore than Hooumi or Taiohae....

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Escape

Escape

Hooumi Bay Having a clean propeller helps. We made it out of Taiohae Bay on the 13th of April, turning left for a lumpy motor sail to Hooumi Bay. The last time we were here, in 2019, we embarked on a hike to rival a pilgrimage to the Vaiahu waterfall with our Irish...

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More Nuku Hiva

More Nuku Hiva

Boat work in Taiohae Bay As usual, our planned one-week stay in Taiohae turned into three. We didn’t spend the time slacking, though; there was far too much to do for any of that. Besides, we needed to kickstart our bodies into mobility after loafing around for almost...

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To French Polynesia

To French Polynesia

Route After clearing the westernmost point of Banderas Bay, we turned left and headed for the first waypoint given us by our weather router. Our usual approach to ocean crossings is to point the boat towards where we want to go. If you look at our track crossing the...

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and La Exit from Mexico

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and La Exit from Mexico

Close, but miles apart Rather than go through the rigmarole of taking off the outboard, we lifted the dinghy complete with outboard onto the side of the boat and headed the few miles across Banderas Bay to the anchorage at La Cruz. There, we picked up Aloha's AIS...

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Migrating South

Migrating South

Chacala Our pilot book suggested Chacala would be a fun place to stop, so that’s where we headed the next day. It didn’t look like fun when we got there, judging by how the three boats already there were bouncing around. But this was the best out of the two places we...

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