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Tagged With: South Pacific

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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our best fishing day

May 20, 2013 Departing Fatu Hiva and sailing to Tahuata was not dull by any means.  As we sailed away from Fatu Hiva, we immediately caught two Big Eye Tuna.  We had seen where the small fishing boats were sitting just offshore, and sailing past them paid off. Then, rather than sail directly to Tahuata, … Continue reading »

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fatu hiva ~ a marquesan experience

May 16 – 21, 2013 Fatu Hiva is a beautiful island with beautiful people.  Although, I have to admit I was a bit intimidated when we first landed at the dock.  The waterfront was swarming with young adults, boys and girls, who were either playing soccer or doing soccer exercises.  I felt small and weak … Continue reading »

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fatu hiva ~ the most beautiful landfall

May 14, 2013  Never in our lives, could we have imagined just how breathtakingly beautiful Fatu Hiva, a remote island in the southern Marquesas, would be.  As we approached the Baie des Vierges (Bay of Virgins), we stared in amazement at the gorgeous and rugged landscape. While enjoying this absolute beauty, we also began to … Continue reading »

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