Category Archives: Pacific Puddle Jump

How do you say “Landlubber” en Francais?

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia   Alright, well, before Tiffany’s mom arrives and we do the bungalows / hi-life thing, we have a few days to stretch our legs and explore Papeete on our own.  It’s been quite some … Continue reading

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The Little Boat That DID!

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia Tahiti is also the place where we part ways with FLY AWEIGH.  A few months and about 5000 nautical miles ago, two friends asked us to come with them on an amazing adventure.  To … Continue reading

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We’ve Reached Civilization Indeed!

Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia Located in the Society Island chain, Tahiti is the best known and main island of French Polynesia.  With a massive population of 131,695, Papeete is the capital of both the island and the colony.  … Continue reading

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The First Place You Can Actually Name!

Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia Holy cow we actually sailed to Tahiti! Tahiti is 4,067 miles from San Diego and that’s as the crow flies.  Well, actually at that point it would probably be an albatross but we digress.  Related … Continue reading

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When white people mangle Polynesian traditions

Buy Sharktopus on Amazon! Why do you want me to own Sharktopus?  ————————– At sea, enroute Tahiti, French Polynesia Getting an actual French Polynesian tattoo created by a real, genuine French Polynesian on an honest to goodness island in the … Continue reading

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The Art and History of Tattoos

Buy Sharktopus on Amazon! What’s with the obsession with Sharktopi?  Guess who’s in it! ——————— At sea, enroute Tahiti, French Polynesia Know how sailors have this reputation for getting tattoos? You may not realize this but that pretty much started … Continue reading

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Traveler or Tourist?

And the winners of their own special copies of Sharktopus on DVD are… Mike Berndt with this comment and Michael Lockridge with this comment! Congratulations guys, we’ll be shipping it out to you shortly and awaiting your reviews 😉 You … Continue reading

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It’s only $520 per night in the off season!

Click Here to Buy Sharktopus on Amazon! or just win it for free by checking our last blog entry! What’s with the obsession with sharktopi?  Just check out who’s staring in it! ———————————————————- Tikehau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Due to their … Continue reading

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Tipping – should we or shouldn’t we?

“In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an … Continue reading

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So where do you get a pizza?

Avatoru, Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia The quest for sustenance is more complex than you might imagine. First off, you may not recall that Greg is the ship’s only French speaker (and by “speaker” we mean a vocab of about 100 … Continue reading

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