Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki photo album 2016-10-06 – 2016-10-16 We have just visited yet another beautiful tropical island in the middle of nowhere. Leaving the French islands behind us we have now entered English speaking territory. Once again we ended up spending a lot of good times with fellow cruisers, having dinners and exploring the island together. After a slow last 24h of sailing, we arrived at Aitutaki, Cook Islands, early in the morning of the 11th of October. We wanted to enter this »

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Passage to Aitutaki and the Big Tuna

Passage to Aitutaki and the Big Tuna

Passage to Aitutaki photo album It’s unbelievable what a difference an autopilot does. 6 more hours a day to do stuff, instead of being chained to the steering wheel. Steering by hand when the wind is fresh or monkey-gripping the wheel with one foot in weak winds, trying to keep a steady course as you keep watch over an empty ocean and your mind starts drifting. There are also good things to be said about steering manually. You experience »

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Moving on westward

Moving on westward

Holy crap it already October 5th and we have 3600 M to sail! Only to Noumea in New Caledonia it is 2600M. That is where we will start the 1000M crossing to Sydney in beginning of December (at the latest), To there it’s about three weeks of sailing time alone…so until December 1st that gives us only five weeks to spend at anchor. And there are so many places left to see!!! We plan to leave Bora Bora »

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UPPDATED 24/10 - Busy Bora Bora

UPPDATED 24/10 - Busy Bora Bora

Photo Albums Bora Bora We left Tahaa early in the morning and set sails for Bora Bora, some 3-4 hours sailing away. Is was an interesting leg with shifting and pretty strong winds (up to 25kn). Me and Benedicte even got splashed with water sitting at the helm, not to common on Kenobi. With a little guidance from a local fishing boat we zig-zaged our way through the many fishing buoys outside the pass before we could enter. We aimed »

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Tahaa - Coral Garden

Tahaa - Coral Garden

2016-09-29 - 2016-10-01 You can understand why the Society islands is a popular place for charter sailing boats. Besides being a super exotic and beautiful place, it is also easy to navigate between the islands. Our next stop was Tahaa, only a few hours sailing from Huahine. Tahaa and the sister island of Raiatea are two separate islands that share the same lagoon. Of the two Raiatea is the more busy one being the center for the charter activities around »

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Huahine - vanilla and fishing in a potimarara!

Huahine - vanilla and fishing in a potimarara!

Huahine is one of the less exploited of the Society Islands, perfect for us cruisers since we want to feel like we’re out exploring the unknown and breaking new grounds. OK there are more than 6000 people on Huahine but very few resorts and there were only a couple dozen or so other boats. Maybe not as dramatic scenery as Moorea or Bora Bora but the island makes up for it with its laid back atmosphere and genuinely nice »

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Moorea with the Tahiti gang

Moorea with the Tahiti gang

Nine people on Kenobi sailing to Moorea, the start of a great weekend! Maybe Kenobi hasn’t had this many people since the old days as a charter cat in the BVI’s. With us we had Julian, Jean-Ange (Ja), Bene, Timeri and Coco. We all had agreed to do an early 5AM start on saturday to get a whole day on Saturday. So, even though Friday nights party in Benes beach house and then on the boat got a »

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