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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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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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Life in the Boatyard

January 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

Picture a boatyard with weeds sprouting out of the dirt, chickens running from the occaisional cat or dog willing to give chase, and no real concern for pollution.  I have worked in boatyards in the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Key West, and now even Rhode Island; I can assure you that none of […]

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