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ThereAndBackAgain "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Trip: South Pacific

There are [9] stories from my trip: South Pacific


VANUATU | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Views [881]

What can I say about these islands? My expectations were high for a number of reasons - my friend Tony and his wife Geraldine were joing me for the last two legs through these islands. I'd travelled with T through Central America but had yet to meet ... Read more >


VANUATU | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [679]

One can't really come on a tall ship without climbing the rigging. Every voyage crew has the opportunity to do this to whatever extent they wish. Soem are quick to be up and out on the yards, others less so. Back in March, in Auckland harbour, I climbed ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [652]

I am in Samoa for a few days between voyage legs. It is a lovely island. One of my vogaye buddies and myself have hired a car and are touring the island. The main island is 'Upolu, which is a good size taking about 6 hours or so to drive quicky round, ... Read more >

Gallery: South Pacific

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Saturday, 19 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Marquesas and Tuomotous

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Saturday, 21 Jun 2008 | Views [905]

We've spent the last few weeks cruising through these two groups of islands. The Marquesas are volcanic peaks, high, green, and the place for tattoos. These are a real work of art there, unlike anything you have seen elsewhere. But no I didn't get one.... Read more >

Tahiti Iti

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [795]

3 of us went off round the island to see the real tahiti. The main city Papeete is not exactly a great place to be, a bit seedy, everything closes on Sundays and holidays like today and it is exorbitantly expensive, eg 980CPF for a beer. The exchange ... Read more >

Reflections from the first few weeks

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [805]

We'd not had very good winds at all out of Auckland and the first few weeks was spent getting used to the watch systen and the crewe and fellow voyage crewe. Your body tells you quite quicky which watch is for you 12-4, 4-8,8-12 for me I prefered the ... Read more >

When is Easter Island Tahiti?

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | Views [733]

Just a short note to point you all to an explanation of why I am in Tahiti and not inEaster Island Unprecedented storms in the southern ocerans meant diversions exhilerating force 10 gusting 11 but avoiding a force 13 so check out the detail at http:... Read more >

Travel Quotes

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | Views [1363]

Here I am at last. I finished work on Friday, sold the car and am all set for what I have been calling for some time The Big Trip. I have to relay some marvelleous travel quotes that a colleague put on my leaving card from work (Thanks Peg!) ... Read more >