The boat upside down ready to get to work
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Varnish or Tarnish our relationship

All right, that’s enough procrastinating! Okay, down to work now on the big varnish project in the forward sleeping cabin that is ours. Part of the reason we’ve been dreading this job is the size of it and the disruption of our living space it will cause but mostly because we don’t work well together

Drinks at the end of day
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Daniel's Bay Nuku Hiva

Our passengers from Ua Huka to Nuku Hiva were obviously generous as 2 days later I (Cheryl) had to miss the dance performance in Taiohae due to flu-like symptoms. Then I was generous as 2 days after that, René had

One of the little Tuna's that we caught
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Russians to Nuku Hiva

Russia doesn’t have a large sailing community. As a matter of fact we heard from a reliable source that there are currently 3 Russian flagged boats cruising international waters. So let me introduce Max, Natalia

The festival site
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Ua Huka Hosts Marquesian Festival

This three day festival is the biggest event in the Marquesas. It’s every second year and every second festival is what they call a mini festival where only the Marquesas Islands participate. This year is a mini festival but it’s the first time

Wow it's so easy to move now
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Fixing, Fixing, Fixing... What's Next?

You’ve probably heard that cruising means fixing or repairing your boat in exotic places. Of course there’s more to it than just that but it’s really true that this is a big part of it. At any time of the day or night something or anything can stop working