Monthly Archives: May 2010

Big Photo Upload for Manihi

I have spent the last two days here in Rangiroa gradually processing and uploading our photos from Manihi. The process includes evaluating which photos to share, geotagging the photos, adding descriptions, and then – by far the hardest – uploading … Continue reading

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More 360 Panoramas of the Marquesas

Now that we have slightly more reliable Internet in Rangiroa, I have uploaded more of the 360 panoramas I shot in the Marquesas. These 360 views really give you an immersive experience of what each location looks like. You can … Continue reading

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Now in Rangiroa and Manihi Night Dive Photos

We arrived last night to Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, after a beautiful spinnaker sail from Manihi. We got up at 3 AM to leave hoping to arrive before dark. But, we had problems with our anchor chain … Continue reading

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Manihi Has Been Fantastic

We have had a wonderful time in Manihi. Unfortunately, the Internet here has been awful, so we haven’t been able to do enough blogging – or upload the many photos we have been taking. I’m going to attempt to catch … Continue reading

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Internet Delays

Unfortunately, each new island we have visited in French Polynesia has set a standard for poorest service. Here in Manihi there are actually three competing hotspots. All of them charge very high rates. And, they charge by the hour! In … Continue reading

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Arrival at Manihi

We were having a delightful spinnaker sail down the west side of Manihi, but as we got closer to the SW corner the winds died. So, we doused the sail and started up the motor and motored our way around … Continue reading

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Destination Manihi – Nice Sailing

We have just completed our second day of sailing on our way to Manihi in the Tuamotus Atolls. The winds have been very light – around 10 knots most of the time, so we have been making only modest sailing … Continue reading

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Nuku Hiva and the Hike to Vaipo Waterfall

One of the main reasons we went to Nuku Hiva instead of another island before departing Ua Pua was to get an Internet connection. We almost wish we didn’t because the connection was so unreliable, so slow, and so expensive, … Continue reading

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First Hiva Oa 360 Panorama

I have a lot of catching up to do with photography from the Marquesas. The lack of speedy Internet is really slowing us down. It took me several hours to get the first 360 panorama processed and uploaded over the … Continue reading

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Planning for the Tuamotus

We moved 80 miles west from Hiva Oa on Friday night to Nuku Hiva. We have spent several days here working on (very SLOW) Internet, getting provisions, and exploring this island. There are some beautiful places here which we will … Continue reading

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