Two Drifters Travel

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Sailing To Fiji – again!

Nev here – welcoming all our sofa sailors back on board Two Drifters for our next adventure 🙂 It’s been a very long and stressful two months since we first tried to sail to Fiji – you may remember, in... Continue Reading →

Sailing to Fiji: A False Start and Abandoned Mission

Just after 1pm on Tuesday, with some excitement - and a little trepidation - we lifted the anchor, ready to leave Tahiti for a new adventure in Fiji. We had barely gone 300 metres out of the anchorage, when we... Continue Reading →

Crossing From French Polynesia to Fiji

The Prelude: Departing Tahiti – Tuesday 1 June 2021 Nev here…with a very warm “welcome aboard” to all our sofa sailors as we set off on the 1,800-nautical mile sail from Tahiti in French Polynesia to Savusavu in Fiji. The... Continue Reading →

Sailing Off The Grid In The South Pacific (Part Two)

While the weather was changeable; we hadn’t bargained on so many thunderstorms during our stay on the uninhabited atoll of Tahanea. One night, it was especially bad with 40kts of wind in the squalls and powerful forked -lightning that commandeered... Continue Reading →

Sailing Off The Grid In The South Pacific (Part One)

We’ve been lucky enough to visit many deserted islands on our travels, but have never really been that far from civilisation or communications. So how would we cope for almost a fortnight on an uninhabited atoll in the heart of... Continue Reading →

Dances With Whales

There was something so incredibly special - if not a tiny bit terrifying - about being in the open ocean, just feet away from two large humpback whales. I watched in sheer amazement, awe and joy as these majestic mammals... Continue Reading →

Behind The Scenes In Paradise

Behind the scenes of Two Drifters basking in paradise, we’re in bit a of a dilemma. Since coronavirus forced almost all borders in the South Pacific to close, and to remain closed, our plans for the season have gone into... Continue Reading →

Postcard From The Real Bora Bora

It’s Sunday afternoon and the sounds of soulful music can be heard on the shore where there’s a BBQ taking place. A party boat passes in front of us and people smile and wave. Kids are playing in the shallow... Continue Reading →

Pearls Of Wisdom

French Polynesia is famous for Tahitian pearls - better known as black pearls – an organic gem fashioned from the black lip oyster. The pearls come in a variety of colours, with overtones and hues of dark green, aubergine and... Continue Reading →

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