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June 30, 2017 Your heart skips a beat. The shock grips you physically. You gasp. “This isn’t possible! There’s a new post!” Did I get that right? Was that your reaction? Even if it wasn’t, the fact that you’ve read to this point means that I at least got your attention, which is something that … Continue reading »

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last days of french polynesia

September – October 2014 Upon Wil’s return to Tahiti, our days following were a whirlwind of activity.  The day he returned, we spent one last night in “Carrefour Bay” near Marina Taina, where we shared drinks out with s/v Liward and s/v Macha.  This would be the last time to see our dear friends, Steve … Continue reading »

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moorea ~ sting rays, sharks, and a gecko

September 8 – 11, 2014 Opunohu Next stop . . . swimming with sting rays and sharks again for our third time! So that we could have a shorter dinghy ride to “sting ray city”, we anchored as far west of Passe Tareu (mouth of Baie d’Opunohu) as possible.  s/v Macha has a much shallower … Continue reading »

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moorea ~ captain mom & the wind

September 5 – 8, 2014 Ha’apiti After a week in the anchorage near Marina Taina, provisioning and spending our final days with s/v Liward, the kids and I finally hoisted the anchor and sailed to Moorea.  A strong northeast wind was forecast for the area, so we chose to return to village Ha’apiti on Moorea’s southwest shore.  It was a … Continue reading »

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while waiting on wind

August 21 – 28, 2014 While we waited on a favorable wind to take us to our next destination, there was no shortage of fun.                           return to home page Tweet

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raiatea ~ work & play

August 7 – 21, 2014 Raiatea was to be our final stop in French Polynesia.  The kids’ school books would be arriving in Raiatea soon.  We were also eager to see our friends on s/v Zingaya who had returned home to Raiatea and were transitioning into their new jobs there.  And, it was time for the … Continue reading »

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huahine ~ kids, kids, kids!

July 17 – 31, 2014 ~ Baie d’Avea After an incredible morning with the voyaging canoes, we hoisted anchor and headed to Baie d’Avea at the southwestern end of Huahine.  Baie d’Avea had been our first destination of choice for Huahine.  Now, two weeks later, we were finally dropping the hook in this remote anchorage.  … Continue reading »

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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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