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After 3 weeks at sea, we landed in the Marquesas last month. This archipelago of 12 mountainous islands is as remote a destination as you get: 6000 klm west of the Galapagos and south of Hawaii, the closest neighboring islands are the Tuamotus, 1000 klm to the west. The Marquesas were originally settled around 340BC by tribes coming from western Polynesia (Tonga-Samoa). These are believed to be descendants of austronesians who started… Read More

April is always an eventful month in our family. We have a few family birthdays, including mine, and it is generally when Easter occurs so we’re busy eating nearly as many chocolates as we do at Christmas! This year was special though. The whole month was spent either preparing the boat in Panama for our Trans-Pacific crossing  or onboard, during the crossing itself: 4000NM or 8000KM of nothing but ocean, for weeks… Read More

  Earlier this month we spent 18 days in Cartagena, on Colombia’s Atlantic coast. It was a technical stop, to work on the boat rather than for tourism. Still, we all had to eat and I found that scouting for local produce was a perfect distraction to the frustration of life in a shipyard.   When I asked friends in Mexico about Colombian cooking, I was told there was lots of rice. … Read More

Passage Mexico to Colombia – Feb 21-27, 2014 I remember starting this blog with the motto “cooking while cruising”, and must confess that every posts so far have been written while in a Mexican port. Not much sailing happened in the past year or so. But that’s all about to change, with our resuming our cruising schedule for 2014. First leg was a couple of weeks ago, a 7 day passage to… Read More

Before we left Mexico, I invited some of our closest friends for one last farewell party. It was a fun and emotional night, the kids goofed around one last time with their best friends, as did we. Memories and jokes were shared, speeches were made, email addresses exchanged, a few tears shed among promises to stay in touch and remain friends forever. The party to end all parties, it nearly didn’t happen…. Read More

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