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The Tahiti-Moorea Rendezvous

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Well, now that we got the whole troublesome sailing bit out of the way, let’s get to the partying… …by getting in an even smaller boat, but this time with no means of automated propulsion … Continue reading

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That Crab’s on fire!

Random uninhabited beach, central Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Figuring out that US $67.25 doesn’t even buy a single dinner out for Tiffany and myself at any restaurant on the island (seriously, crazy expensive here), my career as a professional dare … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

The past year has been an adventure beyond description and we are blessed to have the chance to make this dream come true.  Thank-you all so much for sharing it with us.  Your comments and emails have been a real encouragement for … Continue reading

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Playing on a desert island

Kauehi, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Ok it’s, uh, pretty and all.  Really, really pretty but what do you DO there? Well all throughout the village and along the islands are coconut crabs.  Which are crabs.  That eat coconut.  They also live … Continue reading

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Boat Chores and the Coconut Bikini

As we had a short respite here in order to prepare for our wanderings into the 100 or some odd remote (even by Polynesian standards) islands of the Tuamotus, we decided to take care of some of the day to … Continue reading

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Gringos and coconuts

(Continued from previous post… Tahuata, French Polynesia) Finally, Tiffany made the discovery that lead us down the path of our second great adventure for the day: six coconuts laying about on the island.  Actually, they’re lying all over the place, … Continue reading

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Fatu Hiva, a French Polynesian paradise!

After what could easily be qualified as a “bumpy” night transit south, against the wind and the waves we find ourselves on the island of Fatu Hiva in French Polynesia.  (For our non-sailing friends, it’s called “bashing” when you drive … Continue reading

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