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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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Any excuse for a party!

The Tahiti Rendezvous There is something you need to understand about sailors: they really need very little excuse to do two things: 1)      Sail 2)      Party So any occasion where an actual legitimate reason exists to do both at the … Continue reading

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Further experiments in tourism

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia (cont’d from previous post) Continuing our exploration of the heritage site we found the ruins of a marae (altar/temple) and evidence that perhaps Mr. Morse was a bit premature in taking credit for his code…also … 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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Transit of TERROR 2: Rangiroa

Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Oh you want the zoomed out picture?  Being as on that Google map we showed you before the scale was 1 pixel = somewhere around 500 miles or something, I don’t think it would change very … Continue reading

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I can speak German!

So, did you know that we can speak German? Um, not really, but we’re HUGE fans! I have significantly improved my German vocabulary on this trip.  I used to know all of one German word – “nein!” which means “no!”  … Continue reading

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And you thought the other village was small…

Toau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia We arrived in Toau to find two really nice guys in an outboard who guided us into the 10 boat anchorage they had set up near the “village.” Why is “village” in quotations? Just wait for … Continue reading

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Needles, Haystacks and Islands

Toau, Tuamotu, French Polynesia When we look at those words up there and realize that we could be putting those letters together at random for all the good it does describing our location to you.  We can tell you exactly … Continue reading

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Polynesian island TSA

Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia (…cont from previous post) 4) The pearl farm.  This is the big business of the Tuamotu islands.  Most of the “Tahitian pearls” people buy the world over are actually from the Tuamotu.  You expect, with the … Continue reading

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Living in Farkarava, French Polynesia

Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Welcome to the main town in Fakarava.  So what does one do here? (aside from the diving, we’ve already established that’s amazing.   Well, that and suicidal crabs) 1) First off, secure transportation.  Preferably, transportation with shock … Continue reading

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