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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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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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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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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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The Moms in Moorea (July 24-30)

August 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · French Polynesia, shoe-cruising, Shore Excursions, Society Islands, Somebody likes us, Thoughts on Family

Wow.  What a whirlwind week.  The moms arrived in Tahiti last Friday, after a long day of traveling – Sandy (Matt’s mom) from New Jersey, my mom (Vicki) from California.  Matt and I had planned to surprise them at their hotel, but their late arrival combined with the lack of buses combined with our hunger […]

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This is the life – Part II: Slurpee Returns (Rangiroa, July 11)

July 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Adventures in the Dinghy, Famous Firsts, French Polynesia, Life on the Boat, Somebody likes us, Tuamotus

Yesterday Jon walked around for approximately ten hours, beating a path along the lagoon edge, knocking on doors and miming the story of our missing dinghy.  By the time he returned to the boat, bumming a ride from another cruiser, all of Rangiroa between the two northern passes knew that Syzygy had lost its tender.  […]

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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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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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God bless the internet

March 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Fellow Cruisers, Fun Stuff, Life on the Boat, Mexico, Somebody likes us, The beginning

For those who may not know, Matt and I met online.  Yes, we are one of the (now) many couples who successfully negotiated through all the lies and faked pictures, were lucky enough to avoid the horror stories, and found the love of our life on WWW.MATCH.COM. Were it not the for the internet, I […]

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