French Polynesia

Jim

Quite a bit of time has passed since my last post. There is a lot happening here, but not stuff you’d be interested in. I did find it within myself to offer up one tidbit of a scribble. Hope you enjoy and I’ll try not to wait so long before the next update. Every once […]

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Tsunami Warning

Let’s begin this post with some excitement brought about by being pretty much in the middle of the Pacific Ring of Fire: A tsunami warning. Not a drill; a warning! On March 5th (19:28:31 UTC on 4 March 2021) there was a massive 8.1 earthquake. The center was near a group of New Zealand islands […]

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Chinese New Year in Tahiti

Today I saw a young kid hopping while wearing flip-flops. I would need to go to the hospital after I trying this. But, this is not what I am here to talk about today. I just thought is it was kinda sorta cool. By the way, have you ever tried to walk backward in flip-flops? […]

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You Pick the Food

For the past few days, we’ve been bombing about Tahiti in a tiny rental car. If you are a regular reader, you know we do this from time to time and explore all the nooks and crannies of places we stay. We try to get the smallest car possible for two reasons. The small cars […]

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Top Sailing Blog 2021!

Forgive me while I toot our own horns a little bit. I recently received an email from The Adventure Junkies informing us our blog made a list of 2021 top sailing blogs to read. The Adventure Junkies brings together all sorts of publications to inspire people regarding outdoor activities such as sailing, hiking, climbing, and […]

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Wow! 2020 is Over

We began 2021 in the best way. This New Years’ day began with an early morning trip to the reef and a snorkel before breakfast. Taking full advantage of the glassy morning waters we hopped into the dinghy about 6:00 am after a couple of blueberry muffins. Some friends recommended a new spot to us […]

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Christmas in Tahiti

Aboard Cream Puff, we have our Christmas bling up. We have collected Christmas tree ornaments from each country where we’ve spent Christmas, and then some. For example, the star on top of our tree is a starfish ornament from Rockport, Tx. Hanging the ornaments on our mini-tree this year reminds me of the places we’ve […]

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Dinghies and Cars

Using our dinghy, we are exploring Tahiti’s best snorkeling spots. If you are thinking about living this lifestyle, the best little golden nugget of wisdom I can offer is get a great dinghy with a reliable motor. I smile as I write the word reliable, more to come on this. When we first started to […]

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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 […]

Categories: French Polynesia, Funny Stuff, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings, South Pacific Ocean

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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