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Swear like a sailor.

My hands won’t stop shaking. I feel like I’m in a movie where a recently traumatized character frantically attempts to shake a cigarette out of its box only to find themselves unable to hold the lighter to light it. That’s … Continue reading

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Two Words a Day

I’ve been putting this post off. So much has happened since our last update (about our passage to New Zealand in November 2012), and I couldn’t think of a good way to explain it all. After much procrastination, I decided … Continue reading

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On My Way

I often wonder what others think life is like underway.  I assume some people picture us sipping rum drinks watching the sun melt behind a feature-less horizon.  Others (mom?) may picture us bobbing around in a dark windswept landscape wearing … Continue reading

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“And Our Friends Are All Aboard”

I would have to say that a fair amount of my life revolves around the wind.  So the notion of severing ties with the outside world (even if only for just three weeks) and adopting a lifestyle completely dictated by … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

You know those slap-to-the-face moments.  The ones where you’re so focused on what you’re doing that you don’t fully appreciate the situation, then you stop, take a fresh look around and SLAP you realize how amazing it actually is. This … Continue reading

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Palmerston

Palmerston Atoll is a strange place. In many respects its just another one of the South Pacific’s beautiful atolls. Its turquoise lagoon is surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and coconut palm covered beaches. Supply ships make the 250 mile … Continue reading

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Rock Lobster

First scanning the eroded surface for a good foot hold, I leaned into the river of water flowing against me and stood up to look around. The moon was nearly full and though mostly blocked by clouds it still lit … Continue reading

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To Mock a Bird Killing

Intended to post this one a while ago … Hanamonae Bay, on the northwest end of the island of Tahuata in the Marquesas, has got it all.  Its smooth white sand beach is lined with coconut trees, limes, pamplemouse and … Continue reading

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Tahitian Pearls

I have just had the good fortune to spend nearly two weeks on Saltbreaker in French Polynesia, on-board 25 June to 7 July.  In the struggle to come up with a post on my visit I found myself unable to focus on … Continue reading

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Alone in Fakarava

One month ago today, I hitched a ride with Alex and Dave Green to the airport. The town of Rotoava only has one flight a day and the airport is outside of the town of 500 people, so a ride … Continue reading

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