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Calypso on the Radio!

Hi Everyone! We are on the air again for the launch of Boat Radio – a new internet based radio station for us grotty yachties!   You can hear our interview about budget sailing today at 1200GMT and again at …

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Happy Easter Bunnies on Board!

Despite the problems with Apocalypso,  we are smiling because of this nice Easter Surprise… Our book hits the topspot! Our book “Get Real, Get Gone” had its best sales day on Easter Saturday and is now the No.1 best selling …

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Polynesian Tattoos

The Tattoo has always been an important part  of  Polynesian culture. As early as 1767, Captain Samuel Wallis noticed that it was; “a universal custom among men and women to get their buttocks and the back of their thighs painted with thin black …

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Beach umbrella for cruisers

You’ve probably never thought of including a beach umbrella on the list of desirable safety gear for your boat. But you should, especially if you are sailing towards remote locations. There is two very good reasons for that. The first one …

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Paradise WiFi: 5 Cheapest Internet Cafes In French Polynesia

Communication with the outside world can often be a problem in French Polynesia. The phone coverage is very poor on most islands and the internet connection is even worse. Prepaid internet is very expensive – too expensive for us. That’s …

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Homemade fruit bars

As I already mentioned several times, the biggest problem cruisers have in the Marquesas islands is how to eat all the bananas they have aboard before they go bad. I already wrote a post with many recipes which you can …

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Timing the atoll passes

The islands of the Tuamotu group are coral atolls. They look like rings of coral with a calm lagoon inside them. Some of this “rings” are complete circles and therefore it is impossible to enter. Some others have one, two …

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Spending the cyclone season in the South Pacific

I am writing a quick note because of the large number of concerned emails we are getting these days regarding Pam, the big cyclone that hit Vanuatu. We are far away and the cyclone did not affect us at all. …

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The Numbers of The Year 2014

Recently I analized our log book and this is what I discovered about last year: Number of days of sailing: 86 This is more or less 25%, which means that we spent about a quarter of the last year on …

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