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French Polynesia

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Crossing the Equator

Thursday, 2 May 2019 | Views [193]

POLYWOGS NO LONGER, WE ARE FULL-FLEDGED SHELLBACKS.  And we have the certificate to prove it.  Somewhere last night we sailed across the Equator — 0° Latitude — neither North or South.  Sailors have a ritual ceremony presided ... Read more >

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Nuku Hiva, Marquessa Islands

Monday, 29 Apr 2019 | Views [200]

NUKU HIVA WAS A DELIGHTFUL RESPITE AFTER 36 HOURS at sea.  No wave-swept atoll this, Nuku Hiva is an honest-to-betsey island with volcanic cliffs falling to the sea, mile-high peaks and sheltered coves.  The people were welcoming without being ... Read more >

Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

Saturday, 27 Apr 2019 | Views [188]

FAKARAVA IS YET A SMALLER ATOLL than Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, 429 square miles overall but only 5% of it above water! It's almost nothing atoll.  Couldn't resist it.  It is hard to imagine life on an island isolated in the Pacific ... Read more >

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Rangiroa, Tuamotu Archipelago

Friday, 26 Apr 2019 | Views [237]

THIS IS THE FIRST DAY I’VE FELT WE WERE REALLY in Polynesia.  Rangiroa is an atoll, a lagoon encircled by coral reefs.  But not just any atoll — Rangiroa is one of the largest atolls in the world.  The sun is shining, ... Read more >

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Moorea, Society Islands

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 | Views [198]

DUE TO A SCHEDULING CHANGE WE DOCKED AT PAPEETE before Moorea.  The islands are so near each other that it hardly matters but this way works out better for us.  Instead of spending our 25 th anniversary looking at the Papeete mall we ... Read more >

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Tahiti, Society Islands

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019 | Views [209]

IMAGINE A NINE HUNDRED FOOT CRUISE SHIP pulling up right downtown.  That’s pretty much how the Maasdam docked at Papeete — just across from the mall!  And wouldn’t you know it, there wasn’t a taxi in sight. ... Read more >

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Bora Bora, Society Islands

Monday, 22 Apr 2019 | Views [180]

WE SPENT EASTER AT SEA.  CRUISING AT A STEADY 15 knots (about 20 mph) Maasdam covers roughly 500 NM on a cruising day, which brought us to the Society Islands.  Once again we anchored off shore, relying on the orange and white tenders to ... Read more >

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