Easter Island

Easter Island

Hanga Roa Four hours after leaving Tahiti, our Latam aircraft gently descended onto the tarmac at Hanga Roa Airport, Easter Island. And a few minutes after that, we joined the rest of the herd in the small immigration area to have our papers checked. Then, after...
Escape from Hiva Oa

Escape from Hiva Oa

Back to Baie Tahauku Mindful of our past trauma at Baie Tahauku, we parked Lady Jane at the opposite side of the bay. The holding here was just as bad, but it presented a change of scenery and some entertainment from the canoe teams, who were practising for their main...
Return to Hiva Oa

Return to Hiva Oa

The laptop is dead. Long live the laptop As a likely consequence of heat exhaustion, overwork, humidity or general abuse, my MacBook has given up the will to live. Despite numerous attempts at bringing it back to life, it remains as unresponsive as a politician asked...
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...
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...