Maururuu French-Polynesia.

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Time flies by… after 2,5 month in French-Polynesia we are setting sail and heading down south to the city of sails – Auckland, here we come.

I had such a wondeful time in French-Polynesia and I met so lovely people like Kiki & Eric in Teahupoo who became in my 20 days stay my second family. Their hospitality, help and love is just amazing. Merci beaucoup!

To see the world’s most heaviest wave Teahupo’o working on an XXL swell was just incredible. Thanks to Keala Kenelly for sharing her impressions at the dinner table after she made surfing history on riding the biggest wave a woman has ever been ridden. Also I like to thank Ray Collins, who is truely a master of light for showing me new aspects of photography.

But I will not forget the other places I’ve been like Moorea, Bora Bora and Huahine. Especially Huahine, this island is just stunning and I got some really good kite sessions in. Special thanks to Guillaume Chastagnol and his wife Titaua where I stayed, they also took me to the spots and shared their waves with me.

Every island got their own charme and are defn. a trip worth and there is still so much more to see.

I really hope that I can come back one day. Maururuu. Merci. Thanks!

 

Bora Bora & Huahine.

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The last days in French Polynesia I spent in Bora Bora and Huahine. Bora Bora is not really my cup of tea, but it looks mindblowing from the airplane, though. And I guess all the high class hotels & resorts are really nice for a couple of days of your honeymoon, but how it works out for the locals is just not my taste. The gap between the honeymoon tourists and the poor locals is just to big.

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knee arthroscopy.

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after suffering for a while now with both knees I saw a doctor in the beginning of january 2015. even without the MRI it was almost clear that I got some problems with my lateral meniscus, but to make sure they did of course a MRI.  a couple of days later I found myself in a day clinic to get some work done on the left knee.

now 5 weeks later I’m almost back in business, but to there is still the right knee to be done. so on the 3rd of marfch it will start again…

New Zealand in a rush.

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After almost 12 years I went back to the other side of the globe. Destination: New Zealand Reason:  A wedding invitation from my good friends Stef & Dan. Luckily the wedding  has happened on the North Island, because I haven’t seen much of it so far.

To travel to down down under it takes a while and so we decided to have a 2 day stop over in Perth/WA for Australia day. After moving on and  flying in to Auckland we started a road trip to Whitianga, Tairua, Matamata (Hobbiton), Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings and Roturua. And all this in 13 days … before my finger get wound from typing I truly recommend the pictures, they say more than words, though.

Here we go: check Perth & New Zealand Gallery

Cuba.

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before the next boat delivery on Lupa I had the chance to visit Cuba a bit… and I must saw, definitely worth a trip and I will come back to see more of these friendly people, nice landscapes, awesome old cars and of course to drink a cold mojito.

check my cuba gallery for more pics….