Tag Archives: Suplove

Chicken Questions

(Rautoanui Pass, Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Today was filled with a cornucopia of necessities, manoeuvres, and good times. We loaded up on fuel and food in the town of Uturoa. We moved Oceanna around the north end of Raiatea to post up along a western facing pass which has been endowed with two mirror […]

A Brazilian On Board

(South Fakarava, Tuamotus, French Polynesia) It’s not everyday that a good-looking Brazilian named Kim asks to catch a ride to Tahiti on your boat. So there’s no way we were going to pass up on the opportunity. Now one would assume that Gregory would be the more excited of us two about this recent development, […]

Galapagos’ Prime Combination

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) Yesterday I touched on a normal friday, so there’s no reason not to talk about a normal saturday here in the Galapagos. Today we made our paddleboard rounds as per usual. Hello to the contingent of bright-footed aerialists taking a breather on their preferred rock. And a good day sirs […]

The Upside (and Downside) of Sea Lions

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) We’ve decided sea lions are the puppy dogs of the ocean. It’s probably been said before, and if it hasn’t it should have. They are constantly at play, have the patent puppy dog eyes, and would have no qualms with chewing your shoe if you left it out. Actually, their […]

Sir Waddleton I and Friends

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) I firmly believe anyone coming to the Galapagos comes with a distinct purpose in mind. Greg’s, no doubt, was surf. Mine, mine was penguins. More specifically to carry out a plan my sister-in-law Tasha and I previously hatched; to locate, amiably apprehend, and begin the rest of my life with […]

Sailing, Paddling, Spearfishing, and a Beach Bonfire

(Punta Quepos, Costa Rica) You read that right, we anchored somewhere different tonight. It was an action packed day with so many firsts crammed in it’ll be hard to mention them all without sounding like a runaway list. First off the hop: Sailing. For many it was their first time aboard Oceanna under sail. This […]

Laundry and Waves – Quepos Style

(Quepos, Costa Rica) Quepos’ redeeming quality today – all day sunshine. A precipitation-less day that finally allowed us to do the laundry that had been piling up for weeks. A true domestic victory for boat life. With the laundry out of the way bright and earlier, the boys spent the majority of the rest of […]

Quepos Ups and Downs

(Quepos, Costa Rica) Last night we weren’t the keenest on Quepos. The anchorage was rough, choppy, and glowing in the lights of the nearby marina. This morning was a whole new ball game. The seas were glassy smooth and the surf was thumping just off the back steps. G Fresh and Maxy took to the […]

Town Trip

(Dominicalito, Costa Rica) Today we took a family trip to town. Slightly different from your regular minivan run to the grocery store. Because we’re enjoying the Pacific life and our location is determined by the presence of waves, the dinghy landings are near impossible or simply non-existent. Our outing involved a two person drop off […]

Surf and Turf

(Golfito, Costa Rica) I’m pretty sure the word “poser” died with Avril Lavigne sometime circa 2003. Well today we brought it back, and we brought it back with style! Surf posers at their finest. I wouldn’t say any of us necessarily caught a proper wave – unless you count Frankie body surfing into the beach […]