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Author Archives: Jenny

huahine ~ the Hōkūleʻa

July 16 – 17, 2014 We had not planned to stay in Fare for the first 14 days that we did, but in addition to all of the Heiva festivities, we learned that the Hōkūle’a, a Polynesian voyaging canoe whose crew only navigates by the stars and the waves, was expected to arrive soon.  The leg sailed … Continue reading »

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huahine ~ heiva in fare

July 3 – 17, 2014 The overnight sail from Tahiti to Huahine was a good sail and completely uneventful. As the sun rose, so did the view of Huahine on the horizon. Due to our expiring visas the year before, we had to skip a visit to Huahine, and we were making up for it … Continue reading »

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posting to resume!!

              A long overdue post is on its way.  Get ready to dive into Polynesian culture!! return to home page Tweet

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moorea, tahiti, moorea, tahiti ~ back & forth

June 1 – July 2, 2014 Even though s/v Liward was anchored in Baie d’Opunohu on Moorea’s north side, Steve and Lili rented a car and drove down to see us in Ha’apiti for the day.  There were warm hugs all around when we picked them up at the stone wharf and dinghied them out … Continue reading »

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tubuai to moorea ~ only 3 days

May 30 – June 1, 2014 After a 19-day passage against the wind, one would think that a 3-day passage with a perfect wind on the beam would be a breeze.  Where the boat was concerned, it was a perfect passage.  As for Justine and I, we didn’t feel so great.  And, in the fishing … Continue reading »

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tubuai ~ rest & recuperation

May 21 – 30, 2014 Tubuai, the administrative center for the Austral Islands, is known as the “fruit bowl and veggie bin” of French Polynesia.  With fertile soil and a temperate climate, the island is capable of growing carrots, potatoes, cabbage, leeks, watermelon, pineapple, and lychees.  However, only some of the produce is consumed on … Continue reading »

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new zealand to french polynesia ~ against the wind

added note:  While this is another one of my lengthy posts, it is more for our own record and memory of the passage.  But hopefully, many of you will enjoy it regardless.  For those of you who prefer a shortened version, most days are titled with some highlights. May 2 – 20, 2014 Day 1:  … Continue reading »

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passage ponderings ~ an email

May 2014 The following is an email I sent after 19 days at sea and a safe arrival to the Australs. Subject: Passage Ponderings Date: 22 May 2014 02:33:14 -0000 From: KF4IVI Via: HAM.HF.K4XV Date: 2014/05/22 02:33:16 Hi all, Now that we are safely at anchor, I’ll spill my guts about it all.  Sorry if … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ final days in Kiwiland

March 14 – May 1, 2014 Time to get a move on.  The number of days delinquent in posting to the blog is rapidly growing.  Regardless of how tardy I am, I thoroughly enjoy re-living our travels with every post. Our final days in New Zealand were a blur of activity.  We had just splashed … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ a few of our favorite things

April 2014 Feijoa fruit:  Loved by us all, we’d purchase these fruits by the bag full at the Whangarei Grower’s Market. Sultana Bran:  The New Zealand version of Raisin Bran Manuka Honey:  Known for it’s health benefits and really yummy! Marlborough Wines:  While we never got to visit this South Island vineyard, I definitely enjoy … Continue reading »

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