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The Ballsiest Way to Travel Known to Mankind

We’ve found a Microsoft background! North Pass, Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia We are here: Which, in and of itself, is freaking awesome!  However when I took this picture I had this weird sense of déjà-vu.  Now I’d never been here … 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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Brad Kellogg owes me $67.25

South Pass of Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia Did you know that when Sharks get into large groups (say like 50 plus) they school, like fish? So we learned something new today. More of that in a minute, let’s get down … Continue reading

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And the UN was right!

South Pass of Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia OK, the UN was right (really, how often do you here THAT on a daily basis? 😉 This place rocks. Did you see that coral!?  Did you see that water!?  It all looks … Continue reading

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The UN says it’s cool

South Pass of Fakarava, Tuamotu, French Polynesia I don’t feel like I am giving a fair scope for the distance between these islands.  I could tell you about each voyage of about 100 miles from remote isolated desert island to … 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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Seriously, you live here?

Kauehi, Tuamotu, French Polynesia So that’s the city sign.  Guess they don’t exactly have a city line, being as there aren’t a lot of other cities out here to butt up against. So the semi-obvious question I left out of … Continue reading

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Transit of TERROR!

Entering Kauehi Kauehi, Tuamotu, French Polynesia And so there we were, sailing through a coral reef, hundreds of miles from any possible source of rescue, all in the name of good times.  We chose to do this, for fun, I … Continue reading

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Prepare for Penetration

Kauehi, Tuamotu, French Polynesia     The transit from the Marquesas to the Tuamotu was fairly uneventful.  Being the ocean crossing salty dogz (yes, with a “z”) that we are, we scoffed at the idea of a 3 day sail … Continue reading

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Swimming with eels and Island travel

Time for a nature hike kids! There is a waterfall lagoon in the center of this island (Nuku Hiva) that is known for it crystal clear waters and abnormally large eels.  Naturally, everyone thought it would be a good idea … Continue reading

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