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Food Chain in Fakarava

July 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

Fakarava seen from space Fakarava We are currently in Fakarava, which is the second largest and one of the more populated atolls in the Tuamotos (the other being Rangiroa). Fakarava’s lagoon is more than 30 miles long and unlike any other atoll we’ve visited, you can traverse the whole [read more]

Our Thoughts & Prayers are With You in Queensland

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ouch! says the owner of this catamaran double ouch!! Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is losing intensity as it tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected. Cyclone Debbie has been described as a [read more]

Are Humpback Whales the Kindest and Most Thoughtful Ocean Creatures?

March 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

One of the great privileges and delights of our adventure is when we’ve encountered whales. All the ones we’ve been near have seemed intelligent and gentle. So when we saw this stunning video showing a humpback whale giving a seal a ride on its chest to shelter it from attacking orcas, [read more]

Are Gray Whales the Ocean’s Friendliest Creatures?

February 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

We have encountered, socialized with, and even kissed and petted gray whales, which leads us to conclude they are the ocean’s friendliest creatures. Where we got up close and personal with our friends from the deep was in San Ignacio Bay, half way down of Baja California (Mexico). This [read more]

Ballooning Over Cappadocia, Turkey

October 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

We spent several days in Cappadocia experiencing the fairy tale landscape of that region of Turkey.  Cappadocia is rich with attractions: Great food and wonderful Turkish hospitality Cave Hotels: we stayed in Azure Cave Suites and later Fairyland Cave Hotel, where our rooms were carved from rock [read more]

Blue Grotto in Megisti Kastellorizo Greece

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

While we were in Kas, we made a day trip by ferry to the island of Megisti, Greece. Megisti means “big” in Greek, which is ironic because this island is the smallest in the Dodocanese. Evidently the name refers to the fact that it’s the largest island in its smaller group of [read more]
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