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Entries from March 2009

Ben’s Tuamotu Tale of Swashbuckling Pirates

March 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Arrrrhhh maties. So you want to hear about me pearls?? This here’s a tale of four mangy, plundering seamen, one boat wench and a feline more frightening than any creature from the Deep. Our time in the remote Tuamotu atolls in the South Pacific was totally unforgettable. In Faaite we had dropped the hook in the […]

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Unfortunately They Kicked Us Out

March 23rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

Unfortunately it happened. The government powers that be kicked us out of French Polynesia and so on a early Saturday morning March 21, 2009 we untied our dock lines from Marina Taina for the last time and shoved off for lands unknown. Our Zarpe (the official paper that’s created when you check out) says we […]

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Going, Going, but Not Gone

March 19th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Well our alternator parts arrived last in Tahiti last Wednesday, two and a half weeks after being shipped “express” from California by the unorganized and fuct shipping company DHL. We were granted one-month visa extensions in French Polynesia in order to fix our broken alternators and unfortunately we needed most all of that time to […]

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Begining at the “End of the Road”

March 13th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Sorry for the delay on this blog… As you know from Kyber’s writings we headed to Teahupo’o, one of the most menacing and impressive waves in the world. It captures not only the imagination of anyone who has seen this beast in a photo or on film but demands the respect of a deadly giant. […]

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What a Long, Slow Trip its Been

March 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Well, our necessary replacement parts traveled for over two weeks DHL style from S.B. to L.A., OH, NY, Sydney AU, New Zealand sitting there for a week, making for a long slow trip to Papeete, Tahiti where we are currently waiting for them to clear customs. “I guess we should have used FedEx,” like everyone […]

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Jerks and Surfs

March 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments

   Vainui snaking spongers Vainui driving off the bottom Then apparently every Tahitian’s, Saturday’s night hangover wore off all at once and instantly we were surrounded with a pack of flailing, spazzing boogieboarders (the real scourge of Tahiti, apparently they haven’t got the memo here that you should start surfing when you grow up and leave the boogie for kids), a bunch of local surfers and now with a solid pack out in the surf, I was over it…. Jamacia Mike always happy! Jamaican Mike, who is by now an honorary “Natty M” crewmember, had a special, special gift for us. I’m not talking about his West Indian/Caribbean tooth suck sound, that Dom had been missing and brought me back to warm Caribbean memories; Even though what usually follows after the tooth sucking sound is never good news nor a kind reply, but sass.

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East Coast Mayhem… backlog1 from Ben

March 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Howdy y’all. I’ve been mix and mingling w/ the southern folk here in the great USofA for over 2 months now. Even though I’m in landlubber mode, my mind is still out on the briny waves. As I edit the billion pixels from last years sail-a-thon I’m equally amused by the photos I took that […]

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