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Keep Talkin’ Trash

July 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tina’s Sequence

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Still in good ol’ PF

July 18th, 2009 · 11 Comments

We’re still just hanging out, surfing, fishing and having fun as always somewhere in French Polynesia, but its just two of us on Natural Mystic these days. After over a year of fateful service aboard Natty M the commonwealth kids went their separate ways. Kahlil back to New Zealand by first sailing to Fiji on […]

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Beer and Mackerel

May 16th, 2009 · 6 Comments

We arrived at the unique island store, looking for a refreshing beer or two after briefly visiting Ru’s family full of curious children and a couple of lethargic grandparents who never rose from their lounging positions. We mingled with all of them in their quaint open air home, which everyone shared. It was conveniently located […]

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Smooth Sailing from Bora Bora to The Cook Islands

May 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After lounging around in Bora Bora for a couple bonus days, re-stocking our ship’s stores and re-fueling Natural Mystic we were finally ready to depart French Polynesia, eight months, two visa extensions and 10 unique islands later. We were headed for the Cook Islands, but unfortunately for our readership I’m not inclined to say exactly […]

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OMG We’re Back in Bora Bora

May 1st, 2009 · 6 Comments

Its a long story, but I’ll keep it short for now. After spending three or so weeks in the Northern Cook Islands and having an absolute blast, hanging with the locals, surfing fun undiscovered waves like the one above, spear-fishing our brains out and going to church more than I ever have in my entire […]

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Basking in Bora Bora

April 8th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Indeed Robert Wong seems to have the biggest black pearls of any producer, but you can’t help but notice how, as the pearl’s size increases, the colors of the pearls get less and less intense and personally I judge the smaller more intensely lustrously hued pearls make for more eye appealing jewelry and as another plus, are just a bit less expensive than the gargantuan perfect ones…. The Cook Islands beckon from a scant 700 NM across the sea and the one in our sights, filters us stories of the most far flung perfect pearl outpost in the word and fish in an abundance not known in modern times, except you just have to land them before countless sharks devour them, while they still struggle on the hook or spear.

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Sliding Out of the Society Islands

April 1st, 2009 · 5 Comments

After one last fun evening surf on the right with Dom and Kahlil, a hearty dinner and last minute checks of all critical systems, it was a GO to Leave French Polynesia. We weighed “Natural Mystic’s” anchor one final time from our beloved Moorea anchorage of Oponohu Bay and on a dark moonless night, with […]

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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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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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