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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Boat Goats (or why never to put a goat on your boat!)


Kevin at Nuka Hiva Yacht Services, located in the Marquesa Islands of French Polynesia, is no stranger to questions from cruisers of all kinds. “Good Morning Kevin, Do you know where I can go to get fresh water?” “Hey Kevin, how much is it to fill my propane tank?” “Can […]

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Cargo Day in the Tuamotus


It was a perfect storm. The tiny village of Raroia had run out of all things important …. Tobacco and liquor… in the beginning of the week. With a supply ship coming through only once a month, this was a serious threat to our happiness and those who we are […]

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Working the Pearl Farms


There’s something about the black pearl farms in the Tuamotus that has me enthralled. It may be the poignant salty sea stench you can smell from miles away, the hustle and bustle inside as workers rush oysters from process to the next, or just the romantic (to me at least) […]

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