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Sailing Back Across the Atlantic

December 27, 2021 // 4 Comments

Time to Leave the Mediterranean After sailing across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in 2015 and spending two seasons there, it was time to head back so we could fulfill the dream of sailing the South Pacific before grandchildren come along. During our time in the Med our travels took us to [read more]

What Goes On After Dark on Golden Glow?

December 20, 2021 // 4 Comments

after 1200 miles, it was time to refill our two diesel tanks from our backup jericans An imperfectly attached outside shower hose leaked and payback was late-night bailing – lessons learned! Ellen cleans the locker where we keep our extra diesel yamaha outboard fuse change by headlamp on the [read more]

Swimming with Sharks – HUNDREDS of Sharks!

December 13, 2021 // 2 Comments

Fakarava seen from space Fakarava We sailed to Fakarava, which is the second largest – and one of the more populated – atolls in the Tuamotos (the other being Rangiroa). Fakarava’s lagoon is more than 30 miles long and unlike any other atoll we’ve visited, you can traverse [read more]

Tahitian Vanilla – from Farm to Table

December 3, 2020 // 4 Comments

This post shares what we learned about vanilla farming in French Polynesian and at the bottom has delicious recipes for cooking fish with vanilla sauces. Vanilla – Don’t Settle for less than¬† The Real Thing Morita’s brother hard at work tending the vanilla vines Vanilla has been [read more]

Tonga and Humpback Whales Await Tim

August 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

Our hearts are filled with joy when we talk to our kids. Getting to spend time with them brims our happiness to overflowing. Usually we see them every couple months, but being in the South Pacific has been a challenge. We’re looking forward to Christmas/New Year’s with them in New [read more]

Fiji, the Soft Coral Capital of the World

May 30, 2020 // 1 Comment

Great White Wall in Bloom Best photos thanks to Rand Pipp (c) 2018 Fiji has some of the best dive sites on the planet, and we plan to enjoy many in the months we are here. Some, such as the Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef off Taveuni, are world famous. Others, like the undersea beauty we [read more]

Right of Passage to Manhood Celebration in Tanna

August 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Junior helping the other men with the food pile Male Right of Passage ceremonies are celebrated in Tanna Vanuatu once a year. Mothers of young boys ages 5 to 10 decide the year their sons will become men. This year, little Junior, aged 8, was sent into the jungle with a medicine man. He was given a [read more]
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