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A brief note about “Buddy Boating” because it’s Wednesday, and you know what that means… (written Nov. 10 en route to Oz)

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Cruising Must-Haves, Cruising with Friends, Famous Firsts, Fellow Cruisers, Funny, Passages, Somebody likes us, The End

Cruisers are generally known to be independent and self-sufficient, yet can often have a herd mentality.  But, there really is something to be said for traveling with other boats.  This passage, for the first time EVER, we sailed within sight and VHF contact of fellow cruisers, and it was fantastic.  Although we did have to […]

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Fiji Highlight – Musket Cove

October 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Cruising with Friends, Debauchery, Fiji, Life on the Boat, shoe-cruising, Shore Excursions

Musket Cove has long been a cruiser’s haven in Fiji.  Located on Manolo Island, MC offers a fairly calm mooring field, laundry, hot showers, a mini-market, bars, restaurants, and access to a resort pool.  No trip to Fiji would be complete without some sort of resort relaxation, so we hung out at MC for a […]

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Fiji Highlight: Hiking on Waya Island & a lesson in boat kid hygiene

October 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Beautiful, Cruising with Friends, Fellow Cruisers, Fiji, Shore Excursions

Our second week in Fiji, first week with our guests, we were finally able to reunite with our cruising friends on IO and Totem.  We hadn’t seen them in far too long, so we made plans to meet them at the southern anchorage on Waya Island, in Yalobi Bay.  Although we haven’t spent as much […]

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Time Flies…

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Cruising Must-Haves, Cruising with Friends, Fellow Cruisers, Fiji, Life on the Boat, Somebody likes us

Wow.  Our time in Fiji has gone by so fast.  I guess that’s what happens when you have good friends along for the ride.  In less than 2.5 weeks, we visited Beachcomber, Waya, Wayalailai, Navadra, Mana, and Manolailai islands and made a full circumnavigation of Naviti.  There were various reasons as to why we moved […]

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*F*un *I*n *J*ungle *I*sland

September 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Cruising with Friends, Fiji, Life on the Boat, Somebody likes us, The Crew

We are still in Fiji and have accumulated 3 new people.  Jon’s friend A and our friends G&A flew out from the states to be with us for a couple of weeks.  We’ve been having a great time – enduring rolly anchorages, watching dolphins play at the bow, snorkeling, eating at beautiful resorts, hiking with […]

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A Visit to Hakatea (“Daniel’s Bay”) (May 13-16)

May 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Cruising with Friends, Fellow Cruisers, French Polynesia, Marquesas, Nuku Hiva, Our Route, shoe-cruising, Shore Excursions

Five miles west of Taiohae Bay, there’s Hakatea, nicknamed Daniel’s Bay because of some European who used to live there.  Although Mike and Hyo of IO had already explored the area, they readily accepted our invitation to ditch their boat in Taiohae and come with us back over to Daniel’s Bay for a weekend.  Daniel’s […]

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