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Travel & Adventures, Uncategorized

Ever since cruising through the islands and atolls of French Polynesia, I have dreamt of heading back to the dreamy paradise of a South Pacific Island . So when at a loss of what to get my boyfriend for his 25th birthday, plane tickets to Samoa, was a wonderful solution.  As a keen surfer, he… Continue reading

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Travel & Adventures, Uncategorized

In the past few years, Croatia has become one of the must visit places in Europe, and after a week in Split, I can totally see why. This, as ever with my inability to make proper travel plans, was a last minute holiday booked with a really good friend. We wanted somewhere warm, good food,… Continue reading

New Zealand, Uncategorized

Raglan, the tiny surf town just across from Hamilton, is one of my absolute favourite places in New Zealand. It was here that a two-day visit ended up as 10 lazy beach days the first time I visited the country a few years ago. Along with plans to return here last September to work a… Continue reading

A Weekend In...

Barcelona is a beautiful city, from the quirky Gaudi architecture to the long strip of golden sand at the city beach – it has heaps to offer and keep you occupied for a (long) weekend. I’ve compiled my top picks for things to do in & around the city, but to be honest there is… Continue reading

Ocean Adventures

All great adventures must come to an end and the end of my pacific adventure was insight. We had a couple of days of smooth sailing to Tahiti, most of it under sail until the wind died off just as we got closer to the Island. We anchored just outside the main harbour, close to… Continue reading

Ocean Adventures

After a amazing time in Fakarava, we had to make headway as we needed to make it back to Tahiti to meet some new crew members, but not before visiting a couple more atolls in the Tuamotus. Leaving the fast-flowing southern pass at 1am, fortunately under a full moon, was interesting to stay the least.… Continue reading

Ocean Adventures

Fakarava is an atoll west of the Tuamotus, the second largest of the group and no doubt my most favourite place in the world. An honour not even more recent trips to Bali or New Zealand could steal away from this tropical paradise. After five days of sailing from Gambier, dodging smaller atolls & reefs, cruising… Continue reading