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Birgit

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Name: Birgit
Date registered: September 22, 2010
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Latest posts

  1. Richtung Horizont — September 19, 2022
  2. Sailing towards the Horizon — September 19, 2022
  3. A day at the races — September 17, 2022
  4. Sightseeing in Österreich — September 5, 2022
  5. Sightseeing in Austria — September 5, 2022

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2022
19
Sep

Sailing towards the Horizon

We published the book about our journey aboard SY Pitufa last month and it was immediately available in the US, but there were some initial delivery problems in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Now it’s available for all our fans and readers on their local Amazon site!!

2022
17
Sep

A day at the races

Musket Cove Regatta is happening this week here on Malolo Island (Fiji) with a variety of events and we’re in the middle of it, taking pictures and writing an article for Boating NZ! Great weather, tons of boats and lots of fun!

2022
05
Sep

Sightseeing in Austria

After having spent so much time away it was great to see the beauty of Austria with the eyes of a tourist. Historical towns, mindboggling mountains, clear lakes–Austria is indeed a wonderful place View of Salzburg:

2022
24
Aug

Croatia

We’re spending a week on my Dad’s powerboat in Croatia! Beautiful bays and stunning historical towns–yesterday we visited lovely, little Rovinj…

2022
23
Aug

Read the first two chapters of “Sailing Towards the Horizon”

The first orders are coming in on Amazon. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it! I kept adding chapters as we were travelling along to have a direct, fresh narration of our adventures. You can read the first two chapters on Amazon to see if you like my my style!

2022
17
Aug

Stop-over in Vienna

We took a direct Austrian Airlines flight from L.A. to Vienna (good service, but no masks on the plane–not even the flight attendants!!) and spent a day there (thanks Gerdsch!!). Austria’s capital with its beautiful historical buildings is quite impressive when viewed with Pacific islander eyes

2022
08
Aug

“Sailing towards the Horizon” is available on Amazon!!

The book about our first years cruising aboard our Pitufa is now available as paperback, ebook and hardcover. Come aboard and read about our beginner’s mistakes, fun adventures, wonderful encounters–experience the ups and downs of the cruiser’s lifestyle with us! 331 gripping, entertaining pages Click here to see more info and to read the first two chapters.

2022
04
Aug

New Pearl Creations!!

I’ve had a creative phase and made new necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings! All my designs are made with black Pearls (often called Tahiti Pearls) from the Gambier Islands. Just write an email/PM, if you are interested! Click here to see more pictures.

2022
23
Jul

Guests in Lomati

Cruising in Fiji you can’t just anchor somewhere and do your own thing, you’re supposed to visit the main village of the island, introduce yourself to the chief, bring a present (sevusevu, a bundle of kava) and then you’re accepted in the village and allowed to roam around ashore and in the coastal waters. In guide books and on the internet we read how-to’s and… Continue reading »

2022
20
Jul

Sailing day

5 a.m., it’s still pitch dark and we’re heading out of the pass of Matuku. It’s blowing hard from the SE (like always here it seems), so it should be a fast ride downwind. 190 nm to Musket Cove!

2022
09
Jul

Fish!

We had indeed a fast ride averaging 6 knots in winds from the ESE between 18 and 23 knots. The islands here in the Lau group are so close together that you sometimes have two or even three in sight at the same time–quite a change after the big distances in French Polynesia. The waters are also much more lively than we’ve seen in other… Continue reading »

2022
07
Jul

Vanua Balavu to Matuku

We have spent two windy weeks in the shelter of the the island maze of Vanua Balavu. Today we head out again, destination Matuku, a little island in the southwestern Lau. 130 nm with winds of 20+ on the beam will be a rough, but fast ride.

2022
02
Jul

Fruitbats

There are huge colonies of fruitbats (also known as flying foxes) here in Vanua Balavu. They spend their days (literally) hanging out in trees, at dawn and dusk we see hundreds of them flying over the boat. So cute!

2022
26
Jun

Just quickly booking a flight…

Yesterday we decided to book flights to Austria. Go online, book–easily and quickly done, right? Not so for cruisers: with our wobbly internet connection it took me all afternoon to open sites, compare and finally book two legs simultaneously on two different airline sites (super stressful to juggle dates while keeping both pages busy without a time-out). Got the last two available seats, all done,… Continue reading »

2022
13
Jun

11 years on Pitufa

This week we have our 11th cruising anniversary. Incredible how time flies… In 2011 the three of us we set out with little experience and big dreams. Lots of those have come true, but there’s many more out there and we keep chasing the horizon

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