Stormy 500 Mile Sail To A Paradise Where Trading Goods Is Still Worth More Than Money - Ep. 64 TS

Stormy 500 Mile Sail To A Paradise Where Trading Goods Is Still Worth More Than Money - Ep. 64 TS

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leaving my cable two hours before sunset hopefully how long is it going to be in it it's 460 miles um all closed wholesale of course so i think we can't reach the reach paducah without taking so we will see it's pretty hard leaving here india yeah but i would say i'm really looking forward for um one of my jesus again lots of fruits [Music] this is what i'm really looking forward wow it's a pretty special trip because the other way around there not a lot of people in the world doing this the other way around it's not that easy uh leaving the toilet for me because i just really like being underwater and we did one last drift snorkel today and it was very very beautiful we saw lots of sharks again white tip sharks black tip sharks lots of tropical fish really nice corals so off we go and keep our fingers crossed for no nasty floss because this one foreign sorry if i if i'd had to say the most or the worst passes in the future i would choose it was worse yeah this was quite quite easy but so the squirrels are keeping us very busy um day and night and it's pretty hard sailing to be honest i'll get lots of spray over the deck and it's very rocky both india and me had to take some seasickness pills as this is one of the worst rodeo rides but we already knew this would happen attacking up north again this is the state [Music] julia has fought its corner it's really really hot in the boat because we cannot open any hatches yeah so we started in mokimu in the more easterly past past tengah and as you can see try to stay and sail as high as we can but right now the wind is shifting more to the northeast so we cannot hold course anymore still yeah we got a average of 4.7 in our speed and um have just crossed a few hours ago we crossed the track of where we went down to hawaii and still got 260 miles to go i've made 230 so almost halfway but i guess we're gonna end up here somewhere and then have to do attack back to fatiha so it's gonna be much longer [Music] [Music] [Music] it was not normal uh whole night asking like this there was no nothing like this you could see in the weather parker falls uh 30 40 knots it's crazy we even changed the sails um um we've got soaping wet showered in the front where i was really afraid that our life rest would uh open up because we're not showered so bad and yeah so it's gonna get better but and the show goes on next wall just waiting for the wind gus some of these i must say they're kilometers long and take quite a while like 15 20 minutes until they're over some of them even more very impressive but also very intimidating i must say luckily there's no lightning or anything in them but now the wind is picking up being showered by heavy 30 to 40 knots squalls almost every hour for five days in a row with almost no sleep my legs felt like gummy bears and my head pounded like being stuck in a chiming church bell arriving in paduva finally after six days of really hard sailing um so the first three four days were pretty good or normal and then we had to win pick up and we had to tag for 100 miles but it took us about two and a half three days um with pretty heavy winds and nasty seas it was a worse passage during our whole trip but now we're finally here and heading for may of virgins the only good thing is my tuna it's ready look at this i i i i i i oh right solve the fit oh [Music] this was for sure one of the hardest trips since leaving our home port keel in germany both of us almost reaching our physical limits we really needed some rest and a few tears left my eyes when finally catching sight of the terrific mountainous coastline of this paradise lying ahead of us fatou eva is the most remote of the marquesas located about 70 kilometers south of the big island hivaoa it stretches over 15 kilometers and the only approach is by sea hanabava bay was named bay of virgins by catholic missionaries who said that the basaltic phallic shaped stone outcrops were formed as veiled virgins today this bay is considered as one of the most beautiful anchorages in the world [Music] [Music] oh foreign m [Music] [Music] me [Music] so [Music] chohayadal called this place the garden eden and here is here you can see why in 1937 tohyadal known for his contikiraft expedition spent one and a half years living on fatou eva it was here he developed his idea of french polynesia possibly once having been populated from seafarers arriving with the trade winds and currents coming from south america watching the wind and sea coming in from the south east almost all year long what father even locals told him about their ancestors god tiki also shared great resemblance with beliefs and stone carvings heard heard of and seen on his expeditions in south america we almost made it to the waterfall and there's some huge leaves here my favorite ones they are there is almost as big as an umbrella it rains perfect check out if i put my hand here this is the size of the thing and they're very thick too [Music] [Applause] [Music] wow [Music] [Music] [Music] when i'm talking [Music] [Music] hey show me what he's got oh i got i got pumble moose i got bananas i got mangoes everything where did you get them from from a nice my goodness from a nice lady just gave me pamplemoose and the bananas because she's because she's just friendly or maybe because i'm such a handsome gentleman always this is how big the purple moves are here in fatohiba you snack one a day and you're full for for the rest of the day [Music] [Music] [Music] water business is going on nice fresh water again finally yeah fresh water so this is what happens if you don't replace the rigging and if you're going for a small storm sail look at this just get just crack it take one one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve so nearly all of them cracked [Music] pushing tula a little bit too hard to last last couple of days but this is the connection so the shot goes here and this is the connection to the boat so even if it would snap there is still so the load is on both sides so it will be still one left but but it's definitely not good and we have to replace it so what i'm gonna do is i'm gonna take the old shroud and then just cut it in half probably and connect it somehow you need would you like to say recommend some of the tahitian riggers here no so the tahiti rigas they're actually french so they're not really tahitian but they're so hard to find a good riga here looks like they don't want to earn money it took us how many weeks to just get in contact just getting contact four emails back and forth with sending some pictures yeah so my recommendation for everyone going to french tunisia take everything for the rigging you need a lot of spare parts fatigue is the center of marketing crafts in the village women sell tapa cloth produced from the inner bark of mulberry banyan or breadfruit trees they hammer the bark on a log until the fibers adhere and when it is dry they paint it with old marketing designs like the ancestors wore as tattoos in fact fativa is the only french island where tapa is still made according to ancestral methods and it is the only island in french polynesia where trading goods is still common which we did we traded some old ropes we carried around the world in our lockers for fresh fruits and also some crafts [Applause] [Music] hey is so it's been raining quite a bit and i was wondering what where the noise came from and then we saw these crazy goatees out there i really wonder how they get down there again so we've been ashore and traded uh with some local guy our old elliot he asked for some rose for his pick and in exchange he gave us some bananas and a big piece of um of meat of wild pig meat he hunted two days ago we're really looking forward to to see what it tastes like he also gave me some salad looks pretty strange but it smells like salad amazing that stunningly beautiful and authentic places like these where goods are often still worth more than money are still existent on our planet it was a super hard trip to fato eva but for us really worth it we hope this felt paradise with its own pace of time will stay as untouched and authentic with people living close to nature keeping their ancestral traditions alive for many years to come for us it is an enjoyable thought that our old heliads sailing us across oceans now found the purpose of decorating a few pig necks in a small paradise in the pacific ocean not a lot of palliates find this last purpose in their lifetime i guess next time we sail to the biggest of all marquisian islands hivaor and its laid-back neighboring island tawata where we inhale polynesian sights smells and the relaxed way of life one last time before hitting off over the pacific ocean from west to east 4 000 nautical miles against winds and currents a rather unconventional and challenging journey that close borders around us in the pacific led us into doing patreon is a young creators platform you 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2021-05-12 12:06

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