Female Mahi Mahi, (round head)
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Fish Again

On board Gypsy Blues we love fish! We love watching them, catching them and eating them fried, baked, BBQed, raw or marinated. Word in Tahuata and Hiva Oa right now is that there aren’t

The anchorage, wow, wow and wow
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Fatu Hiva

Shortly after o’dark thirty, which is really early here at this time of year, around 4:30 am, we weighed anchor for the upwind sail to Fatu Hiva. First we had to motor and motor-sail around

The Pencil Urchin
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Tahuata, Marqueses

After checking the post office for a package we’re awaiting in Atuona,Hiva Oa and buying plenty of fresh vegetables we headed for the nearby island of Tahuata, and caught a Mahi Mahi immediately after

Yum Yum Tuna
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Off to the Marqueses

Our last 3 days in Tahanea were spent on board the boat with more of that dark, crappy weather. We were just waiting for a decent weather window to head straight to the Marquesas as we felt

Yes a real sunset in the Tuamotus
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Tahanea, Tuamotus

It seems like every 10 days or so we get a rainy, crappy, cloudy weather system rolling through with winds from unpredictable directions and they last anywhere from 2 to 5 days. This indicates to us that it’s time to move our butts out of the neighbourhood. So off we go, back to Fakarava where we get stuck