Tag Archives: Tahiti

Boat Chores and an Asgard Farewell

(Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) The generally accepted successor to a day of running errands is a day of installing, fixing, and tackling the to-do list on Oceanna. Therefore for the last two days we’ve filled our time with boat chores. The AC fridge got re-gassed, the new Spectra line was spliced, the speakers […]

Dinghy Errands

  (Marina Taina Anchorage, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Running errands probably doesn’t score very high on most people’s list of favourite things to do, though I will admit, a day of successful errand running can give the Oceanna crew quite a thrill. There’s just something about crossing things off the forever-compiling list that is […]

Tahiti Touring

  (Marina Taina Anchorage, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Today the boys on Kuhela extended an invite to tour Tahiti with them in their rental car. An opportunity we jumped at. In a few short hours we circumnavigated the 114km of Tahiti Nui – the larger of the two connected, circular land masses that make […]

Sharing the Car

  (Vairao, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) I went for a run this morning and couldn’t help think of the BC coast. I haven’t had the privilege of spending much time there, but that’s where all of Gregory’s family is from. And when we’ve ventured out to Powell River to visit Gregory’s grandmother Betty, the […]

Saskatchewan Surf Rescue

(Vairao, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Like you can’t picture Kevin Costner standing out in that cornfield with the memorable If you build it, they will come line running through your head. I know I certainly can, and I’m beginning to think everyone is bestowed one Field of Dreams moment in their life to fulfil […]

Teahupoo Still Firing

(Teahupoo, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) What can I say, Teahupoo was still going off today and we’re still mesmerized by the show. The wave is breathtaking to watch due to its immense and terrifying beauty, but also because of the riders out there daring to take a chance. Set after set, and try after […]

Teahupoo Goes Off!

(Teahupoo, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) I can’t come up with many words for what went down today, and if I ask Gregory for any assistance I just get “puuuuumping”. Today we spent well over 5 hours in the dinghy on the shoulder of Teahupoo. The huge swell showed up, as predicted, and the wave […]

Teahupoo Warmup

(Teahupoo, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) There’s been more than one occasion when we’ve sat back, took a deep breath, and acknowledged that the dream has been realized. Gregory had his religious experience at P-Lan in Panama where Oceanna was anchored off the back of a small remote island, while he caught epic waves within […]

Teahupoo Bound

(Teahupoo, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Big day today. We left Papeete marina and headed down to Teahupoo! Teahupoo (pronounced cho-poo) is the most famous surf break in the world (according to my on-boat Google Gregory). It’s big and heavy and pumps out some of the most perfect barrels on the planet. At its finest […]

Keeping the Mast and Morale Up

(Downtown Papeete Marina, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia) Today was our last day in Papeete proper. We spent it doing two very crucial tasks. One – Dave from Full Circle came over to help us tune the rig. This is yet another example of how kind and helpful the cruising community is. Dave, a wealth […]