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2019
31
Oct

Back in Tahiti for repairs

After two exciting days, but rather sleepless nights off Makatea (rolly anchorage) we set sails for Tikehau, an atoll just due north and a nightsail away. Underway we noticed that the fridge was acting strangely, with the compressor working constantly drawing almost no electricity (a sign for a gas leak). It wasn’t easy to turn around, say good-bye to the idea of turquoise lagoons and… Continue reading »

2019
29
Oct

Tour of Makatea

We’ve been busy exploring Makatea for the last few days. It’s a raised atoll with a plateau over steep, white cliffs towering over a strip of flat land around the island and a fringing reef. The reef falls off steeply, but the friendly locals have installed 4 moorings for sailboats–basically their only tourists apart from a few travellers who arrive with the supply ship from… Continue reading »

2019
27
Oct

Makatea

After a night of lightwind sailing we rushed along nicely again and reached the raised atoll Makatea around noon. All moorings were taken, but a friendly Belgian boat let us tie up alongside.

2019
24
Oct

We can’t get away from Tahiti

After 3 months in Tahiti we are eager to head out towards the Tuamotus: I feel healthy again, we got Pitufa prepared, bought more provisioning than we can store, but somehow we don’t get away from Tahiti. First the drain of the kitchen sink fell off (rusted through) and just when Christian had finished repairing it, he noticed that the fridge was acting strangely–the compressor… Continue reading »

2019
15
Oct

Dengue Sequel

Each time I think I’m getting healthy and stronger again, I’m punched back down. Two weeks after what I thought was a dengue infection we were getting us and the boat ready to start hopping eastwards again. Smack, I was down with high fever, severe backache, headache, nausea–the same symptoms as two weeks ago, just stronger. Yesterday (day 4 with fever) the temperature got so… Continue reading »

2019
03
Oct

Dengue fever

I got strong fever last week accompanied with a head ache and back ache–typical symptoms for dengue. As we’ve had it before I was worried (dengue can be extra dangerous when you get another type your immune system thinks it recognises). I got lucky though, the symptoms remained weak and I was fine after only a week. Researching on the internet I found that there… Continue reading »