In November, Jim accepted 2 new crewmates on Akela : Nico and me, Marine, two dive instructors from Fakarava, dreaming to come back to the Marquesas Islands for the festival on Ua Pou in December. The first step was Tetamanu, in the south of Fakarava to dive with the gang on two other sailing boats, … Continue reading On the road to the Marquesas Festival
Fakarava pictures, video, and story by Brian and Susie Schoepf I was a little hesitant to spend 10 days on a boat with my brother, sister-in-law and husband. What do I pack? What will we eat? What will we do? Will I be seasick? The list of questions goes on and on but were all … Continue reading Schoepfs in Fakarava!
This entry about the island of Fakarava was made by Matt. The sun is setting and we haven't caught dinner. Tony's the days cook wants a consensus on a dinner plan. We are just off Katiu atoll on our way to Fakarava atoll. Katiu is where to big boss had his wedding party Regis told … Continue reading Fakarava South Pass
This entry about the island of Makemo was made by Matt. There are two sailboats outside the Raroia passage waiting for the current to subside. We study the passage waves and determine now is the best time to go through to the open ocean. Jim tells me to radio the two boats to tell them … Continue reading Makemo
This entry was made by Matt after sailing to the island of Rarioa in the Tuamotu Archipelago. After 4 days of living in a compartment pitching randomly in every direction, knowing what Jim ment by he had bruises on top of bruises, learning how to carefully think out ahead of time how to move 3 … Continue reading Rarioa