Moorea – Hollywood’s Backdrop

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When I was told that Moorea was the filming location for both South Pacific and Jurassic Park, I was torn between the desire to see how a landscape could be so contradictory and the very real fear of being torn …

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How to eat 107 bananas in 1 day

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You sailed 3000 nautical miles from… well… almost anywhere, really… and now you are in the place you always dreamed of… French Polynesia! You will probably learn very soon that this is a very expensive place. If you have a …

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Fruits and flowers of Nuku Hiva

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The Marquesas are islands of beautiful flowers and amazing fruit. After the desert of Mexican Baja California, it’s a almost like a dream…     These days we have plenty of fruit on Calypso… …actually, so much, that we can’t …

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Escape from the Heat

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So, the  thermometer inside the boat (which is where we are working) has exceeded 50 degrees C, and I am hotter than I have ever known – including the Sahara, Nubian, Namib and Danakil Deserts!  Sweat is running out of  …

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