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...
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...
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...