Travels Diary

You said it’s warm?

11 January 2013 | | Reading time 2 minutes

Winter is here! So it is good to think about hot spots of the globe. For this I asked Axel Silgmann working at Segel Sport Resch (a Lagoon German dealer) also known as “Gerard Depardieu” to tempt us into sailing on warm waters. Here are some small excerpts from his last cruise.

Air France flight AF 076 took us on the 18th of May 2012 from Cologne/Germany to the opposite side of the world, to our Lagoon 500 in Papeete / Tahiti. The smell of hibiscus, frangipani and exotic flowers is everywhere in the air since our arrival.

From a distance we see our first destination, the neighboring island of Moorea. In May 1769 James Cook moored in this bay named after him. 243 years later, we stopped by there as well, an then sailed on towards Bora Bora.

The Bora Bora Yacht Club and the Bloody Mary restaurant are famous spots that all pleasure sailors should visit at least once in their life – trust me!

Under the Southern Cross star at night, our Lagoon 500 sails under a nice south-easterly towards Huahine, another island with beautiful anchorages and fantastic people.

The fishing-line sets our daily menus. Tuna steaks, sashimi and poisson cru, delicious cocktails and local cuisine, incredible beaches and anchorages definitely give you a foretaste of Paradise!

Have you ever been to Maupiti? It is probably the most natural atoll in French Polynesia. Peace, solitude and nature determine the daily routine. Snorkeling and scuba diving there reveals an underwater world of turtles and Manta rays.

Pearl farms and vanilla plantations, excursions in 4 wheel drive cars through the jungle on the island of Tahaa, or a visit to our friends Leo and Lolita brought us closer to theTahitian fantastic mentality and to the local population.

Our Lagoon 500 from Tahiti Yacht Charter was perfect – thank you Monette – and took us smoothly, as always, to the most beautiful anchorages in the world.

Back in Germany, some Tahitian vanilla sticks are already bathing in a nice Guatemalan rum, waiting for delicious moments and memories of Tahiti and its islands. Let’s go again in 2014 with the Lagoon 52!