Monthly Archives: September 2011

Island of the Dead

Alofi, Niue Here’s the sad truth about Niue: there are more dead people here than living residents of the island.  Like we said, Air New Zealand runs a weekly flight out to Niue year round and it wouldn’t surprise me … Continue reading

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Water Access

Niue   Ok, nothing to do with anything but come on, it’s awesome.  You stop, there are coconuts, what more could you possibly want?! So the thing about Niue is that the entire structure of the island is so very … Continue reading

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Free WiFi!!!

Alofi, Niue Now that we got some cash, what can we buy? This was a smaller example of the Niuean coconut crab which all reports point to being delicious.  Take a giant Polynesian crab.  Feed it coconut for its entire … Continue reading

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It really is everywhere you want to be!

Alofi, Niue   Local: “Oh hello, you must have come on a boat.” Look, it’s not like we don’t think this trip has profoundly affected us or something but when multiple people come up to you and say that within … Continue reading

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8 Years Ago Today!

Hey, it’s our anniversary!  We got married in Las Vegas 8 years ago today! It’s been an interesting ride for us over the years, going from Coast Guard officers, to business owners, to around the world sailors, but we’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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We are not alone – Remembering 9/11

Like many Americans, 9/11 had a major effect on our lives at the time. On the morning of September 11th 2001, Greg was an extremely junior officer serving the first months of his first tour of duty on a US … Continue reading

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National Population – 1300

Alofi, Niue Notice anything different about the description of where we are?  Normally we give you the city, the island and the country.  In Niue though, the island IS the country.  With a total number of 1 island and a … Continue reading

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3 Miles Straight Down

Enroute Niue Couple things from this video: First off, that little scrap of paper with the photocopied hand drawn chart of the reef?  It’s photocopied over and over and passed on from one cruiser to the next.  It is literally … Continue reading

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A Different Breed of Nomad

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands As we depart Rarotonga we think we would be remiss if we failed to mention Robyn in more detail. Remember how we said we found a group of fellow sailors our own age? Well, that wasn’t … Continue reading

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