Niue

Niue: The Rock of Polynesia

Since first reading about Niue (probably in a cruising blog), it’s always fascinated me for some reason, perhaps because so few people have ever heard of it. About Niue One of the smallest countries in the world, Niue is one giant coral rock sitting in the Pacific Ocean. It is a self-governing state in free…

French Polynesia

Top 10 Cruising Experiences in French Polynesia

We LOVED cruising French Polynesia. It is, hands-down, my favorite country we’ve been to, although David wavers between Nova Scotia (Canada) and French Polynesia (which are so different it’s like apple to oranges). It amazes me that it’s the longest we’ve been in one country but we didn’t even scratch the surface of some places (like the…

Niue

Sailing to Beveridge Reef

Beveridge Reef was an interesting place for us to visit, and one that we’d been excited about for a while.  With every place, you have to take the good and the bad. Where is Beveridge Reef? Beveridge Reef is a submerged atoll 130 miles east of Niue and 600 miles west of the Cook Islands. …

French Polynesia

Snorkeling and Diving in Bora Bora

An easy sail from Taha’a led us to Bora Bora. It’s exciting to be in a place known worldwide for its beauty, romantic, and exoticism. And, the water is some of the clearest we’ve ever seen! Read about our best anchorages in Bora Bora. A First Snorkel Our first morning we took off in our…