Got Swindled But The Sailing Is Sweet

Got Swindled But The Sailing Is Sweet

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but we need to move along. Our French Polynesia visas are expiring soon, and we have some boat projects to tackle in Tahiti before sailing off to another country.

Before we set sail though, the mooring here in Fakarava is the perfect place to tackle one of those Boat Life tasks.

Join us as we discover some sad evidence that we were swindled on a rather big (and important) part of our boat and a lovely couple of days at sea.  A little yin, and a lot of yang.

Being out on the open sea isn’t for everyone but for those of us that thrive on it…it’s like a drug.  Medicinal and healing in so many ways.

And speaking of drugs, here is the Michael Pollan book I was talking about,

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence :

“Gripping and surprising . . . Makes losing your mind sound like the sanest thing a person could do.” —The New York Times Book Review

I really do love his writing and come away feeling a little wiser after each one.  I dare you to give any of his books a read. All Michael Pollan books:

Anchor Chain Flake and Fake Out

As for that anchor chain, we’ll get back to you on that one soon.  It is G4 HT chain we purchased from a marine shop in Panama…but we recently found out it was sourced from Miami, FL and made who-knows-where.  We thought we were buying high-quality chain that would last for 10 years.  Oh how wrong we were!  Stay tuned, once we get to the bottom of this rusty mess we’ll let you know the full scoop.


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🎶AWESOME tunes:


  • Nautical Miles Sailed: 255
  • Date:  April 2019