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Let’s say GRACE – over and over and over

November 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Australia, Cheers!!, Fellow Cruisers, Life on the Boat, Random Thoughts, Shore Excursions, Somebody likes us, The End

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!  We had a great turkey day the Aussie way, throwin’ some brats on the barbie with the only other US boat we knew in the area.  It was such an enjoyable time.  I felt really happy that we could still celebrate the holiday with a nice day with friends and throwing the […]

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The end of the line.

November 11th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Australia, Cheers!!, Famous Firsts, First Mates, Our Route, Passages, The End

Brisbane. We’re here. I can’t believe it. The ultimate destination we talked about for so long. We certainly took the long way around. But, we made it. Australia.

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Better (thank you!) late than (thank you!) never…

August 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Cheers!!, Debauchery, Fun Stuff, Mexico, Somebody likes us

Not that the Gees will be surprised or anything at my tardiness, but here’s a BIG THANK YOU to some awesome awesome friends, a few months late, for treating us to drinks in Mexico 🙂 ******************************************************************************************** AND another thank you to Mark M. and his wife for also treating us to a fun evening out […]

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Celebrating 4yrs (!) with drinks, hermit crabs & fish in Apataki (July 1-7)

July 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Cheers!!, First Mates, French Polynesia, Life Lessons, Life on the Boat, Our Route, shoe-cruising, Shore Excursions, Somebody likes us, The Crew, Tuamotus

After spending a week in Northern Toau (Anse Amyot), the longest we’ve stayed in one spot since Nuku Hiva, we were ready to go.  Actually, we were ready to go by about day 5, but the weather (as previously noted) was not cooperating.  Finally, it cleared up enough that we could cut loose from the […]

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Nightlife on Toau (Toau – northern anchorage/Anse Amyot June 22-30)

July 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Cheers!!, Fellow Cruisers, French Polynesia, Funny, Our Route, Shore Excursions, Tuamotus

The moon shone round and bright in the evening sky and the water sparkled under the stars. We pulled our dinghy up to the short wooden dock, noting that we were the first crew to arrive for dinner.  “Are those lobsters?!?!”  I asked hopefully, pointing at a table on the porch stacked with spider-like objects.  […]

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Making “French Toasts”

May 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Cheers!!, Debauchery, French Polynesia, Funny, Marquesas, Nuku Hiva

As you can imagine, after 25 days on a little boat out in the ocean, we were quite ready to get OFF the boat and get our feet on solid ground.  So, our first day in Nuku Hiva, Matt put the dinghy together and we went into town to get some dinner.  After getting some […]

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And the Internet said, “Our people shall not thirst…”

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Cheers!!, Debauchery, Pacific Crossing, Passages, Somebody likes us

A HUGE *HUGE* thank you to Karl P., Matt’s friend and former jefe, and Philip R., of the adventurous side of my family, for ensuring that we will not thirst on our way across the Pacific, or while we’re in French Polynesia, or probably for even months beyond that!!! We’ll be thinking of you and […]

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A little late, but a BIG thanks…

March 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Cheers!!, Somebody likes us

To Shawn and Karen G.  We don’t really know you, but we appreciate you and your generosity!!  Shawn & Karen treated us to drinks while we were in San Diego, at a cool little jazz place they too have enjoyed near the cop docks called Humphreys.   There, we got our first taste of Paradise: […]

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(not) Just another typical Monday night…

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Cheers!!, Debauchery, First Mates, Funny, Somebody likes us, The beginning

To celebrate our actual getting off the dock and down the California coast, Jon kindly bought us drinks – specifically belgian beers – and even suggested a few places to go here in San Diego.  Last night we went to Hamilton’s Tavern and enjoyed a few dark Belgians (the brewed kind 🙂 )   Per Jon’s […]

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