For sale: 2006 Hunter 44 sailboat in great condition

8 Apr

After having many amazing adventures on Bella Marina, family circumstances have led us to finally part with our beloved sailboat we call home. The last 5 years in French Polynesia have been absolutely amazing, but we need to return to Europe and our boat is better suited for warm waters. This is a great opportunity to start your cruising adventure in the South Pacific in a well loved and equipped boat. … Read More »

It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Carbon Dilemma

16 Sep

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking more and more about our personal Carbon footprint. From the not-yet-tested assumption that our solar and wind powered cruising lifestyle should be low-footprint, to several sundowner conversations about diet choices, cows, … Read More »

Cyclone season strategies in French Polynesia: hauling out at Apataki Carenage in the Tuamotus Archipelago

7 Aug

The Cyclone season in French Polynesia runs during the Austral summer, November through April. Every year more and more boats choose to spend more than one season in French Polynesia, enjoying some of the best cruising grounds in the world … Read More »