Look the package has arrived after 5 months
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Postal Service???

Postal service isn’t relied on in most of the world in 2014 as much as it was in for example the 70s and 80s. As a cruiser in French Polynesia you better hope you don’t need to rely on it at all. It’s common for a package from North America or Europe to take

Today's tattooing
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Tattoos in French Polynesia

Tattoos in French Polynesia The word “tattow” first used by Captain Cook, the phonetic transcription of the Polynesian word “tatau”, obviously lead to the word “tattoo” so commonly used throughout first world countries today. The prefix “ta” means

The new life ring cover and Cheryl the artist.
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Sewing Projects and Stuff

While waiting in the bays along the south coast of Nuku Hiva for our package we’ve been keeping ourselves busy. Most days we get frequent rainfalls but nothing serious, just enough to keep us in excellent drinking water. Don’t try this at home, you’ll be

The Bananas just after we got them, yes they grow this way, up
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Barrage of Bananas

One of the fruits available in great abundance in the Marquesas is bananas. You’re accustomed to buying them in bright, spacious supermarkets by the hand, which usually means between 5 and 10 bananas which is very consumable even

The cause of all our troubles
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Engine Trouble in Paradise

While in the Tuamotus our engine started running at a higher temperature plus loosing about a liter of coolant every time we ran it for an hour or less. HUM that’s not right but hey, no water in the oil which would indicate a blown head gasket. Now to make a long story