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Posted on Oct 07

American Samoa

Pacific Ocean Crossing

It wasn’t part of the plan, but a need for boat parts led us to American Samoa, a mere 250 mile detour. In Pago Pago, we could receive mail via the United States Postal Service at a reasonable cost and quick delivery time. I was looking forward to...

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Posted on Sep 30


Pacific Ocean Crossing

Suwarrow, the name itself is calming. Mention that it’s an uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific and you know you’ve found a slice of heaven.

Suwarrow is a National Park of the Cook Islands and is cared for by 2 seasonal park rangers. This year...

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Posted on Sep 15

The Society Islands-Part 2

French Polynesia

The Leeward Islands

John’s sister and her husband flew into Tahiti to join us on Rhythm for a week. After a few days in the Windward Islands, we decided it was time to explore some of the less-visited islands of The Societies, the Leeward Islands....

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Posted on Sep 01

The Society Islands-Part 1

French Polynesia

The Windward Islands

Tahiti is the most populated of French Polynesia's 118 islands and it's probably the most well known.  French Polynesia's capital city, Pape'ete, is found there. Because Tahiti and its sister island, Moorea, are so well...

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Posted on Aug 18

Long Stay Visa-Part 2

French Polynesia

After all the confusion that took place in Part 1 of our Long Stay Visa process, we didn’t have high hopes for what was to come. We weren’t even sure that they would accept our visa applications since the time to submit them in French Polynesia...