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On to bluer waters…

May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · French Polynesia, Marquesas, Nuku Hiva, Our Route

While Nuku Hiva is lovely, we’ve been hearing all about the other islands from fellow cruisers – Islands that have crystal clear blue water, awesome snorkeling, beautiful white beaches, lush jungle vegetation….  And we’ve started to wonder why we are still sitting here, in a murky brownish-green bay that you don’t really even want to […]

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Making Landfall (May 8, 2010)

May 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Famous Firsts, French Polynesia, Marquesas, Nuku Hiva, Pacific Crossing

In the dark, the island was a foreboding dark mass on the horizon, a threatening black image on the radar screen.  After being at sea for so long, seeing nothing for weeks, and falling into a pleasant state of not worrying about running into anything, it felt strangely scary to suddenly be within three miles […]

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May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beautiful, French Polynesia, Life on the Boat, Marquesas, Nuku Hiva

I would write more, but right now there is a beautiful loaf of freshly made french bread calling my name, along with a huge chunk of butter, delicious jam and honey, multiple pamplemousse,* and some ridiculously fragrant limes just screaming to be sliced and diced into a margarita. Life in paradise is rough. More updates […]

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