Monthly Archives: July 2010

Successful Arrival to Bora Bora

Of all the places in the South Pacific, probably the best known island destination in the world is Bora Bora. It is the jewel of French Polynesia and often described as the most beautiful island setting of them all. On … Continue reading

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Latest Panoramas

I’ve managed to process two more panoramas over the last couple of days. The amazing lagoon shot above was taken in Huahine, a beautiful leeward island in French Polynesia. We were doing a tour of the island and they stopped … Continue reading

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Finally Departed Tahiti

Today we finished all the important tasks in Tahiti and finally departed. Before we left, we had to get fuel in Tahina and get one of our two propane tanks filled. We had planned to get the fuel and then … Continue reading

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360 Panorama from Moorea

I have been trying to get a huge backlog of 360 panoramas I’ve been taking in French Polynesia processed. I finally got one to process smoothly and, even harder, to get it to upload off the horribly slow Internet connections … Continue reading

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Work Mode

Many people hear about us traveling by sailboat around the world, and hanging out for months in places like French Polynesia. They are naturally envious about the incredible opportunity we have to visit these islands in paradise. White sand beaches, … Continue reading

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Fakarava Move to South Pass

[NOTE: This post was supposed to go up on Sunday, but somehow missed getting published. So, I'm updating it with more details now. And adding photos from Fakarava and the dives.] This post includes tales from the final days in … Continue reading

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Map of Our Passage to Hao

Last week, we sailed from Tahiti east to the Tuamotus Island of Hao against the prevailing easterly wind. The distance between the two locations is about 500 miles. In order to get there, we actually had to sail over 800 … Continue reading

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More Moorea Photos and Travel Update

First the travel update: We moved from Hao to another Tuamotus Island called Fakarava during Monday-Wednesday. We had already planned to go to Fakarava, but moved up the date due to weather and other factors. The big other factor is … Continue reading

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Successful Eclipse and a Big Surprise

It’s an amazing story really. We first heard about the eclipse a little over a year ago while still 6 months from being ready to embark on our sailing adventures. It was soon enough that we were able to alter … Continue reading

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Arrival to Eastern Tuamotus

We finally completed our 5 day beat upwind from Tahiti. But, we didn’t end up in Amanu as expected. Our last day was the worst of all with 25 knots of true wind fighting us the whole way (meaning we … Continue reading

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