Tag Archives: Lagoon

Underwater Photos from The Rip

Our favorite snorkeling spot in the Cocos Keeling Islands was right next to Direction Island in a narrow channel known as “The Rip”. The channel allowed waters from the windward side of the island group to enter the lagoon. The … Continue reading

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Rodrigues Photo Album

Tomorrow we are planning to leave Rodrigues for the 350 mile sail to Mauritius. We have had a wonderful respite at Rodrigues after the 2000 mile sail to get here. But, there is a weather window opening for the next … Continue reading

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Spherical Panorama from Bluff at Rodrigues

When we rented a car a few days ago to do our initial exploration of the island of Rodrigues, we were amazed at the beautiful views from the many volcanic mountain ridges. Not only could you see the deep blue … Continue reading

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360 Panoramas of Lizard Island

I was having a wonderful time at Lizard Island before I caught the eye infection. I’ve processed the two 360 panoramas I took before I left. The first was taken on the first good weather day. My daughter and I … Continue reading

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Remembering Our First Atoll

For many years I had been reading about sailors crossing the Pacific Ocean. One of the my favorite topics was about the experiences of visiting the Tuamotus atolls in French Polynesia. Atolls are actually ancient volcanic islands which over the … Continue reading

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Island Paradise of Ile Ua

We finally left Iles des Pins on Sunday intending to make our way back towards Noumea so we could freshen our provisions, and complete one of our boat projects. We wanted to stop at one of the beautiful islands in … Continue reading

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Backpacking Near Arthur’s Pass

On the 16th of February my friend, and fellow sailing skipper, Mark Hayden (of s/v Northfork) and I drove up to the town of Arthur’s Pass. We had a beautiful drive up as there was not a cloud in the … Continue reading

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