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Moorea – Hollywood’s Backdrop

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 … Continue reading

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How to eat 107 bananas in 1 day

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 … Continue reading

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Fruits and flowers of Nuku Hiva

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 … Continue reading

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Escape from the Heat

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  … Continue reading

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