Spending the cyclone season in the South Pacific

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I am writing a quick note because of the large number of concerned emails we are getting these days regarding Pam, the big cyclone that hit Vanuatu. We are far away and the cyclone did not affect us at all. …

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The Numbers of The Year 2014

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Recently I analized our log book and this is what I discovered about last year: Number of days of sailing: 86 This is more or less 25%, which means that we spent about a quarter of the last year on …

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Anchoring in coral

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The coral atolls are simply fantastic. Nobody can argue with that. Well, except maybe your anchor chain. While you will learn to love every fish and every view, your anchor chain will learn to hate every coral head and every …

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Snowman in a bikini

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And another december with its festivities is gone. It is sometimes hard to find the true Christmas spirit while sitting on a becah in a bikini, but we did our best anyway: On Christmas day we organized a picnic on …

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Happy New Year!

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HAPPY 2015 TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD! SRE─îNO 2015 VSEM! FELICE ANNO NUOVO A TUTTI I NOSTRI AMICI IN GIRO PER IL MONDO!

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Sailing to Tahiti? Don’t forget…

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Hello everybody! This is a letter I wrote for the PPJ Yahoo Group and now I’m posting it here as well, hoping that someone will stumble upon it and find it helpful… * * * This is our 8th month …

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How to eat 107 bananas in 1 day

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You sailed 3000 nautical miles from… well… almost anywhere, really… and now you are in the place you always dreamed of… French Polynesia! You will probably learn very soon that this is a very expensive place. If you have a …

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Black pearls in Tahiti

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I am not going to write about the things that I don’t like about Papeete, because you can find them in almost every cruising blog. There is noise and traffic and the prices are not even funny. So let’s talk …

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Goodbye, Paul and Simone

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It has been almost 6 months since we left Mexico. Since then we crossed the Pacific Ocean, sailed many tropical islands and were mostly out of touch with the world. We quite liked it, but towards the end we started …

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Pacific Crossing Video

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Hello everyone We had a few rainy days here in Fakarava which was great for two reasons: 1) We finally managed to top up our water tank with our new raincatcher 2) I finally found the time to finish the …

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