Category Archives: French Polynesia

Passage to the Marquesas – a Flashback for the Archives

This was originally run on Sailing Anarchy as a front page story in June 2, 2014, right after we completed this passage. I thought I’d cross-posted it to the blog for posterity, but it turns out I did not. So I’m going to post it here in it’s entirety in Read On..

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Makemo! Part one anyway…

And now it’s time for our first non-sequitur jump back to French Polynesia.  Makemo was the first stop in the Tuamotus, which we picked its downwind location relative to the other atolls we wanted to visit.  It was about a three day sail from Nuka Hiva, timed to arrive in Read On..

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The Fun Stuff in Nuka Hiva

Note: This is one post of several where the pictures we have are mostly locked away from us in the short term …now I can finally revisit them! Nuka Hiva wasn’t all about grinding out the school work!  We did actually go out and see and do some cool stuff. Read On..

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Milestones II

Two Years and 10,000 Miles We’ve recently passed a couple of major milestones in our trip, which of course we largely forget to commemorate ourselves so we didn’t make a big social media production out to them either. Two Years It was July 22, 2012 at 4:30 in the afternoon Read On..

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An Intro to the Tuamotus

For the last month we’ve been on one of those places that most people haven’t heard of, never mind find on a map. The Tuamotus…the Dangerous Archipelago as they were known for years. On one hand they are everyone’s dream Pacific Island Fantasy – remote atolls with crystal clear water, Read On..

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Milestones III

Two Years and 10,000 Miles We’ve recently passed a couple of major milestones in our trip, which of course we largely forget to commemorate ourselves so we didn’t make a big social media production out to them either. Two Years It was July 22, 2012 at 4:30 in the afternoon Read On..

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Nuka Hiva R & R. And a fair amount of S.

At the end, we spent a few weeks on Nuka Hiva.  In truth, we didn’t DO a lot but it was a lovely stay.  There will be one more Nuka Hiva post – but I warn you up front this is about the mundane bits of our first few weeks Read On..

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Rest, Recovery and Catching Up

We’re getting settled into the Marquesas now and are starting to get back into some semblance of a routine and more normal life. The kids haven’t been able to do a lot of school for some time, in Will’s case some of his courses he hasn’t been able to spend Read On..

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Marquesas Arrival!

We are here in the Marquesas after 16 days, 4 hours and 35 minutes, traveling 3,008 miles in total! Arrival time 2335 UTC on 5/31/14! PLEASE, PLEASELike and Share on the Evenstar Facebook page, not everyone checks the blog every day and we can’t get to Facebook yet. Thanks! More Read On..

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Bound for the Marquesas

If all goes according to plan in a few hours we should be under way for French Polynesia. This will be our longest passage to date approximately 3,000 nautical miles. We estimate we should be at sea around three weeks. This may be more or less depending on wind, weather Read On..

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