South Pacific Ocean

Musings from the Crew

I have two musings rattling around in my head. Neither of which would make a complete post so I will mix them up a bit. First a bit about tropical flowers and plants. Second about buses. Mark and I have always enjoyed gardening however indoor plants were a nemesis.  Thank goodness Mother Nature did most […]

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Just Pictures, Again

Since t_e last post, I cleaned my keyboard and now t_e letter Y is working again. _owever, w_atever it was stopping t_e Y from working _as s_ifted to t_e letter _. So t_is post is just pictures again until I feel like taking my computer apart again. Once again, I _ope you enjoy t_e pictures […]

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Just Pictures

The letter _ on m_ ke_board stopped working. I was hoping to write something happ_  and upbeat toda_ but alas it’s hard to be happ_ with no _. Sorr_, _ou are going to have to just look at some pictures while I clean my ke_board. I hope you enjo_ these wonderful pictures of beautiful Tahiti. […]

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20th Annual  – Made in Fenua Market

Regular readers of this blog already know we love street markets. Portland Oregon in the USA and Buenos Aries in Argentina are still favorites. I just looked at the pictures we took at these markets and reminisce to the good ol’ days of people not social distancing or wearing masks. If the markets have street […]

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The Day Our Ship Came In

Just to recap, we put Cindy’s parents to work at the Cream Puff USA based receiving and repacking center. We ordered a ton of things we needed for the boat since we are sitting still right now. They received stuff for us, checked to make sure the items are good, and then they re-box everything […]

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Good Food on Tahiti

The subject of good food is near and dear to me. I think I once wrote about two paragraphs describing steaks we ate in Buenos Aries, Argentina. Just writing that previous sentence made my mouth water. Yes, they were that good. I get a little bit excited when we find a place with some good […]

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Ouch!

Things are getting back to normal on Tahiti. I think I already mentioned in a previous post how on July 15th French Polynesia opened the airports to tourists. The government realizes there needs to be a balancing act between allowing tourists and devastating the local economy which is about 85% service driven dominated by tourism. […]

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Heiva Tū’aro Ma’ohi, Tahiti

Here on Tahiti, things are changing. The island was Covid-19 free when they decided to open for tourists. The keyword in the previous sentence is was. What a huge difference one week makes! On July 15th, French Polynesia opened for tourism. This included the airport and local cruise ships based here. Many tourists come to […]

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Grocery Shopping and Shoes

In this post, I thought I would share some pictures of what a day is like when we buy groceries. It is not like most other people’s grocery shopping days. And yes, it does take us most of the day. In-between the beautiful pictures is a rather weird commentary about shoes. The grocery shopping extravaganza […]

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Mo’orea – Part 2

Link to: Mo’orea – Part 1 Chances are you’ve never heard of this beautiful place called Mo’orea unless you have traveled to Tahiti. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, the island is utterly stunning. Thunder and lightning are not common in this area of French Polynesia. Our first night in our rental cottage we were awoken […]

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Mo’orea – Part 1

Every now and then, we happen to find ourselves in a place rendering us utterly speechless. Mo’orea is one of those places. Located just 16km (10 miles) west of Tahiti, Mo’orea is clearly visible from the western shore and is home to fewer than 20,000 people. Almost every time we catch a glimpse of Mo’orea, […]

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Pape’ete Murals and Other Crazy Ramblings

We recently learned that Pape’ete, about once per year, has an artist paint a mural in the town. During our walkabouts, we are awestruck by some of these fabulous giant works of art. Aruba and St Petersburg are a couple of other places we’ve visited with murals. Besides the incredible creativity and unbelievable art, these […]

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C’est la vie

C’est la vie. (That’s life) This blog is known for sharing the sunny side of cruising and the sometimes not so sunny side. This is one of those not so sunny sides. Well, it is and it isn’t. Our view of French Polynesian remains cheerful. Others here are starting to hate it. You can judge for […]

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Tahiti is Beautiful

Tahiti is beautiful! We have been out and about on the island. The scenery is stunning. Meet Corinne Mc Kittrick, PHD, our tour guide for the day. Corinne can trace her ancestry on Tahiti back to the 1800’s and has her doctorate in Polynesian Languages & Civilization. How much did we enjoy the tour? This […]

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Pape’ete, Tahiti

As of this week Tahiti and all of French Polynesia are now Covid-19 free with no active cases. All restrictions have since eased. Even bars and nightclubs have re-opened. This week inter-island travel is authorized for everyone, including private boats. Everything is getting back to normal. Many of the local businesses were forced to close […]

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