Tied to the quay: the hustle and bustle of Papeete.
After three lovely and placid days in Cook’s Bay on the Isle of Moorea, we have departed for the hustle and bustle, grit and grime of Papeete, Tahiti.
Happy hour at Bali Hai was happy as we celebrated two swift and safe passages from New Zealand [...]
Sailing into Opanohu Baie, Moorea.
We sailed from the Isle of Raivavae yesterday morning just after first light. After enjoying two beautiful and pleasant days on the island, we set sail in overcast but breezy conditions. The Southeast trade winds were upon us and we were headed about 400 miles north to the Society Islands, specifically [...]
My crew Paula Skinner and I during a walk around Raivavae.
We have been enjoying a couple of excellent days in this island paradise. The fresh northwesterlies have given way to gentle breezes, so we’ve struck out to stretch our legs a bit.
Checking in to Raivavae was a pleasant experience and we all got a very [...]
May 21, 1999
Thirteen months ago Moonshadow was lying on a reef on the remote French Polynesian atoll of Arutua. Nine months ago I arrived in Auckland, in the middle of winter, not knowing anyone, facing the arduous task of rebuilding my floating home. Eight months ago, she arrived by container ship from Tahiti and was [...]