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Yes! We are Still Alive

October 30th, 2008 · 11 Comments


We are currently safe and sound in Tahiti, anchored off Marina Taina, which I find amusing since we have had Tina Marina, our only link to the female species on board for a couple of truly pleasurable months now. I hope we didn’t worry our mothers too much and loose the interest of our wonderful followers by the lack of our blog postings, but you have to understand that we went back in time. Way back, to a time before the Internet existed and phones were just installed a couple of years ago. This is the first time in two months I have been able to go online and check our blog and e-mail and it doesn’t look like too much has changed in the world since we lost contact. And through our blog’s lack of our latest news, happenings and stories maybe you got a glimpse of what we knew about the rest of the world during those two months, absolutely nothing. And I have to say I think we all loved it and we were tremendously happy with how small, simple and wonderful our universe was during that unique time.

Our trip through the Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I will try to write vivid posts of our journey in the short time we have left in Tahiti (we could only get 90 day visas), so keep checking back and I promise we will have some new posts filled with adventure, drama and Ben’s great photographs soon enough. Until then just take solace that we are still out there and are, and have been enjoying every day to the fullest in this absolute paradise.

Jamie with his new Black Hair Sandor Red Rocket Pilot

Just one last note, the notorious trouble makers Sandor and Jamie just departed us, headed back to their families and California after an all too short 12 days aboard the “Natty M” and we all missed them the moment they left the boat. It was, so wonderful to share good times with such great friends from home and I just wanted to say a big Thank You Bros for your great spirits, friendship, help and acquiring and lugging all the crap we need to Tahiti for us. You’re truly missed and we all want you to come back and visit as soon as your wives will let you. Cheers – Kyber

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 grant // Nov 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Yahoo! Looking forward to the posts! Glad to hear all’s been going great.


  • 2 Sylvia, Ben's other parent // Nov 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    WONDERFUL to get the upbeat update, Kyber. Thanks! Ben, we’re still missing you but are really glad you’re having this totally unique experience. Keep up the great photo work. We’ll keep looking forward to hearing from you.
    Love, Mom

  • 3 charles logue // Nov 4, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Hey Mystic Men and Tina Great to hear your voice last night Kyber. Thank you so much for the call and the update. Sounds like the surf, water, life style conditions are all, phenomenal. I paddled out here on the N. Shore this morning in perfectly glassy conditions, in paper thin, 2-4ft. waves. Very unusual to have such a small volume of water moving across the reef. Exceptional H2O clarity, with a few colorful fish visible while waiting for a blue ride. Must be absolutely awesome to paddle for waves in Tahitian waters. Hope your boat repairs are progressing and that you manage to get a balanced assortment of food onboard for your departure from French Polynesia. Travis and Lara depart for S.B. early tomorrow, and their good company will be missed. My best, our best, to all of you and may your Endless Summer style odyssey continue in good health. Love to you Kyber and all NaturalMystics. Charles

  • 4 Melissa // Nov 5, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Dear Kyber, Brian and I are thrilled that you are enjoying the ultimate journey and adventure!!We are looking forward to your pictures and narratives.
    All best wishes to you and your crew!!
    Love, Melissa

  • 5 Kirsty (sister of Diz) // Nov 6, 2008 at 2:57 am

    The world has CHANGED – did you know that Obama WON!!?!

  • 6 Patricia // Nov 6, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Greetings Kyber & fellow adventurers. What an amazing journey you are having! I enjoy your excellent pictures & narratives very much. Be safe & know you are missed. From an armchair traveler aboard the Mystic. Love, A.Patricia

  • 7 Andra // Nov 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I guess the picture of Jaime pretty much sums up the trip? Full Throttle.

    Best wishes!!

  • 8 Drew and Margie // Nov 17, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    yo guys,
    margie and i got back from that cruise and spent a few more days in papeete before the engine was finished…we would have dinghied down but we figured you’d be long gone! man was it easy living on that big ship! and my engine runs like a champ now. we’re in raiatea to get Dosia hauled 2morrow. back to the states for a few months on thursday. email me and let me know which tuamotu you were raving about…i can’t recall.

    hope ya’ll are well!

  • 9 Henriette // Nov 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for that update, Kyber.

    Looking forward to more news, and photos. And more blog entries from the crew!

  • 10 billy da kid // Nov 25, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    did jamie get barrelled on his boogieboard?

  • 11 Jack & Karen Byers // Dec 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Hey Mystic,
    Sure like to know how it feels to drop out for a while. Good on you all! Glad to know your fine and things are going well. We sure are looking forward to your continuation of your epic voyage in words and photos. Be sure to back up so we do not miss any excitment. Best of the holidays to you all and have a very merry Christmas!
    Love and fair winds, Jack & Karen

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