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Nemo’s home

Vava’u Tonga, Not only is Vava’u a cruiser’s paradise, the islands and barrier reef of this group make for some fantastic diving.  One does feed into the other.  In order to get to the dives sites you have to be … Continue reading

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Sharks That Make Cookies?!

So, on another note of why the open ocean is dangerous, let’s talk about Cookiecutter Sharks.  You may be saying to yourself “What in the world are you talking about!?  Cookiecutter Sharks?  Sharks that make cookies!  AWESOME!”  And we would … Continue reading

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Bora Bora Bungalow Life

Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia You know those “beach success pictures” that you see on marketing materials?  Come on, you know what we’re talking about: the person in their swimsuit, (obviously a very young attractive person because we all … Continue reading

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Feeding the Wildlife

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Most of the guidebooks about Moorea will at least mention feeding the sting rays. Typically, you would need to rent a boat or hire a tour guide to go do this but since our old … Continue reading

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Land, Sea and Air Critters

Outside of town we find the other inhabitants of the atoll: the wildlife. Bored with getting schooled by 9 year old island ping-pong champions?  Well then, your new playmate can be as close as the nearest coconut crab hole: Some … 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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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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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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Polynesian Snorkeling

(Continued from previous post… Tahuata, French Polynesia) As we continued to travel north along the island to our next anchorage, Hanatefau, reportedly the 3rd prettiest in Polynesia, we saw some spectacular waterspouts along the shoreline. Upon arriving we found that … Continue reading

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