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Feb
16

Outboard week

At the beginning of this week we sailed to Rikitea in order to get some things done in the big city (post office, etc.). Our elderly outboard engine had been a nuisance for quite a while (first the choke rod ripped off, then the carburettor got clogged, then the drive pin broke, etc.) and on Monday the gear lever broke off (since the axis of… Continue reading »

Feb
13

Pics of our little house

Feb
13

New photo gallery: Anchored off the barrier reef

Feb
09

Between Land and Sea

By now we’ve established a daily routine: we spend the nights in the house, have an early breakfast (with fresh baguettes, because the only electric equipment the house offers is a gigantic freezer powered by solar panels, hurray!) and spend the mornings varnishing on Pitufa. At noon we come back ashore and do some gardening, cleaning, etc. around the house. Life ashore is taking its… Continue reading »

Feb
03

A bit more than a breeze

When we saw that the grib file predicted winds of up to 30 knots for the weekend we already expected quite a breeze, but the squalls that moved every two hours over Pitufa brought gusts of 50 knots. We could clearly see the gusts approaching as high banks of whipped up spray, as soon as they reached the boat she was whirled around and pushed… Continue reading »

Feb
02

Two buildingsites

Last week has been crazy-busy-exhausting here. We have two building sites going on at the same time: Getting the house into a truly good shape would take lots of time (maybe burning it down and building a new one would be the easiest ), so we decided to get the house in a state well enough to sleep in it (killing spiders, cockroaches, shying away… Continue reading »