Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Wade and Sara Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

We are ringing in the New Year in Pape’ete Tahiti, and New Years Day with a new sail.  The last couple of days we have been busy getting food, fuel, taking down Christmas lights, raising the dingy, cleaning the boat bottom, doing laundry and it goes on and on.  Our […]

Stern SMA Vendee Raceboat Marina Papeete Tahiti

Vendee SMA Paul Meilhat Arrives In Pape’ete Tahiti

We walked off the boat this morning to drums beating and Polynesian dancers arriving on small boats, along with many other small boats and outriggers. Tahiti welcomed Paul Meilhat SMA Vendee solo racer with open arms after his withdraw from third place. He left the Vendee race because of a […]

TeFaarumai Waterfall Aerial

Belated Merry Christmas from Tahiti

The internet connection was a bit slow yesterday, so a belated Merry Christmas to everyone! We’re sorry we haven’t updated lately but just like most people we got busy around the holidays.  Jackie and Ryan rented a car and met us at our last anchorage to hike the lava tubes. […]

Wade, Sara, Jackie, and Ryan Lava Tube Hike

Hiking Lava Tubes Tahiti and Anchoring Nearby

We would like to preface hiking Tahiti without a guide can be dangerous.  Always check local information, proceed with caution, and don’t go if it looks like it is going to rain. This hike gave a bit more than expected because the lava tube hike did not start until after […]

Sara Body Surfing Teahupoo Area

Anchored In Teahupoo

We were excited to see SV Lojan arrive in Phaeton Bay. Sadly they needed help because their engine gave out. We hung around to spend another night visiting, but we were eaten alive by the mosquitos so we sailed south.  Teahupoo is southern Tahiti’s famous surf spot. Certain times of […]

Just Drifting Transiting To Phaeton Bay Tahiti Iti

Phaeton Bay Tahiti

We had a busy morning but beautiful morning.  The sun rose from Tahiti Iti and shined on Tahiti Nui as we moved the boat to Phaeton Bay; which is rumored to be the best hurricane whole in the south pacific.  There are many mooring balls so we were very careful […]

Wade wrapping the red stripe of the candy cane

Hanging Our Christmas Tree Lights and Jardin Botanique Horaire

Navigating Tahiti has been different then the other islands we have visited because the lagoon is not continuous. We need to travel out of one lagoon to the open ocean to get to the next lagoon. As we traveled the south coast of Tahiti we found a lovely anchorage near […]

Just Drifting Anchored Near Passe De Taapuna

Passe De Taapuna

We planned for a play day, but ended up working. We moved the boat in the morning and anchored near the Taapuna pass, which is northwest Tahiti Nui. There are a lot of coral heads and the reef is nearby so we planned to paddle board for the day and […]

Tahiti Marina Taina Aerial

Two Inches Lower

We woke early again, and headed from Pape’ete Marina to Marina Taina on the west coast of Tahiti. The area is protected by reef and there are literally over two hundred boats anchored or moored in the area. Non-duty free fuel cost $4.98 US, so we were very happy for […]