Shark attack and falsifying the Kon Tiki Monument

A shark attack you ask? Yes. Watch the video to see how frisky they can get. We have just made a trilogy of short videos that show our trip through French Polynesia. In this one we look at Gambier, Amanu and Raroia. We include a shark attack in Gambier, some indecent...

Trekking in Gambier

Who would have thought that trekking in Gambier could be as much fun as it was? We were certainly surprised at the different options we had. Gambier is a great mix of the Marquesas with its soaring peaks and Tuamotos with its sandy atolls. We did a bit of diving, but...

Fixing the boat in exotic locations

There is a well known saying: Sailing around the World is a sexier way to say that you’ll be fixing you boat in exotic locations. Though Stella Polaris is in great shape, components and parts are subjected to the rigors of long distance sailing, salt water and...

Green bananas are the new potato

I´ve just realised that bananas can be used when they’re still green! In fact it’s not a stretch to say that green bananas are the new potato, it`s just a matter of being creative. My favourite dish, so far, is french fries, and it is hard to tell that it is...

Secret of the black pearl

When we sailed inside the reefs surrounding Gambier, we saw houses on stilts dotting every bay. We thought they were hotels or villas, but they turned out to be instrumental in helping us unlock the secret of the black pearl. Between the islands, we had to steer wild...