Monthly Archives: December 2012

Day 129/130: Half The World Away

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Thur & Fri. 20th & 21st December 2012 No, we are not slacking on the blog posts. Today was two days. As we flew from Tahiti to New Caledonia we went back another 3 hours and gained a whole day …

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Day 128: We Should Have Opted For Golf

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Wed. 19th December 2012 The main road goes around the Island and is about 120km. We are staying at around km15 in the anticlockwise direction and decide to head away from town to the Gauguin Museum at km 50ish stopping …

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Day 127: Cyclone Evan

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Tue. 18th December 2012 It really doesn’t feel like there is just a week now until Christmas. The hotel does its best with some tinsel decorating the desk at reception and a Santa on display in the restaurant but it …

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Day 126: Black Pearl Day

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Mon. 17th December 2012 It is our last full day in Rangiroa and we still have not cycled, kayaked or snorkelled off the hotel jetty, so with regimented precision we plan our day. First off is bike hire and as …

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Day 125: The Bounty Hunters

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Sun. 16th December 2012 We came in search of paradise – and, fortunately, there weren’t any chocolate coated coconut bars. We did, however, find blue skies, tropical islands, warm, clear water, coral sand, birds, fish, stingrays – oh, and a …

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Day 124: Going With The Flow

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Sat. 15th December 2012 Today Dave woke with a sore throat and feeling a cold coming on, will this put a stop to his diving? We hope not. Instead today we sign up for the “Drift Pass” which involves snorkelling …

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Day 123: That’s More Like It

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Fri. 14th December 2012 Sunshine! Even the patch of sea visible from our cabin looks bluer as we peer past the curtains. Stepping outside, we can feel that it is much warmer too. This is all just as well as …

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Day 122: Let’s Go See A Waterfall

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Thur. 13th December 2012 Our Hotel……………. is 2 km down the road from this one. This is how I imagined a pacific Island to be, well with a blue and not a grey sky. Most of the Island however is …

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Day 121: Catching Up With Ourselves

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Wed. 12th December 2012 This isn’t how we imagined Tahiti to be! We just avoided a big downpour last night, getting back from our wander around the town of Papeete just before the heavens opened. It seemed to rain all …

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Reflections #2: Travel Technology

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This is a post that I have been meaning to write for a while but lack of time and / or access to the laptop have caused delay. I thought it would be helpful to record the technology that we …

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