Before arriving in New Zealand we were far from imagining that there were so many hiking trails, nature reserves, National Parks( almost a third of the country is protected) or perfectly maintained campsites. New Zealand is also the diversity of bird species and also the 30 million sheep scattered across the country. Read More »
A trip to Auckland is a must to buy a camper van and some warm clothes...
We left Tonga... It is at "Bay of Islands" that we are welcomed by the Kiwis. Read More »
The Kingdom of Tonga has about 100 000 locals and 145 inhabitants per sq km. Many islands are deserted like Kelefesia where we stay for almost a week. Read More »
It is in the early morning that we arrive in Tongatapu , the southernmost island, Nuku'Alofa being the capital of Tonga. That's why we're going 15 days that we have not set foot on the ground it's going to make us all funny to find "the floor of the cows"!
After 6 "turbulent" sailing days from Polynesia, a foam bar looms on the horizon... Beveridge Reef! Read More »
Here we leave French Polynesia in a few days to continue our journey westward and find "certainly" cooler temperatures!! Read More »
Now make it you is taken to the construction site of Apataki for the fairing of Tao who really needs. It's going to maybe miss us of no longer having to scrape the shell all the 15 days!! Read More »
We leave in the direction of Tahanea Gambier, an atoll of the Tuamotus located 700miles about. We make sure to get day in the past of Otao in the East of the island.
Tahanea is 'heaven'... No inhabitants only a keeper ( Since 1 year) who lives on the outskirts of the past of Otao and records the sailboats on arrival.