Well, the tan’s gone

Well, the tan’s gone

Doing time Despite 24 days quarantine spent in hotel rooms, the last three months has gone quicker than a line of coke up John Belushi’s nostrils. Maria and I are at the tail end of another isolation period, this time in a Basingstoke hotel where we, too, are...
Goodbye Lady Jane and 2020

Goodbye Lady Jane and 2020

Luggage lugging in paradise The next phase of hard labour started when we arrived in Nuku Hiva: we needed to get the stuff we wanted to keep off the boat, stored away and shipped to the US. For that, we enlisted the help of Kevin at Nuku Hiva Yacht Services. Not only...
Battered Bruised and Boatyard

Battered Bruised and Boatyard

It’s been a bit full-on Here’s a summary of what we’ve been up to In the last two months: We bought a new boat Sold our existing one Sailed 500 nautical miles from the Tuamotus to the Marquesas Hauled Lady Jane out to polish the hull and service the...
Hao

Hao

Leaving Fakarava We eventually detached ourselves from our mooring at Pakokota after almost 3 months of paddleboarding, walking, waiting, snorkelling, boat buying and socialising – then headed to Rotoava in the north of Fakarava. Here, we heaved our accumulated...
Harsh reality and big shopping

Harsh reality and big shopping

Long time lingering What’s this near-obsession with the internet you might ask? Well, for sure, it’s a rare luxury to have internet access on the boat. Sometimes it’s nice to get information without having to spend hours sweating in the heat paying...
Fawlty Towers and Super Stuff

Fawlty Towers and Super Stuff

Hop to Hirifa Our original plan was to stop at Pakokota Yacht Services for the evening before heading to the south of Fakarava. We knew from our last time here that it’s a great place to break up the trip. But as we approached Pakokota, we could see no room at the inn...