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Tonga Awaits Timothy

August 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Our hearts are filled with joy when we talk to our kids. Getting to spend time with them brims our happiness to overflowing. Usually we see them every couple months, but being in the South Pacific has been a challenge. We’re looking forward to Christmas/New Year’s with them in New [read more]

Swimming with Sharks – HUNDREDS of Sharks!

July 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

Fakarava seen from space Fakarava We sailed to 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 [read more]

Are Humpback Whales the Kindest and Most Thoughtful Ocean Creatures?

March 26, 2017 // 1 Comment

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]

New Zealand Sheep and baby lambs

September 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Traveling from the north end of New Zealand to the south in the spring, we observed the difference in climate through the sheep. In the north, where it was warmer, the mothers had already given birth to their lambs and the mothers had been shorn of their winter wool coats. Just a few weeks later, [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]

A Day In Daylan, Turkey

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

We took a river boat up the Daylan River this weekend and visited ruins, turtles, mud baths and found some Mexican food too.  Our Daylan Turkey day in pictures: our riverboat captain’s Turkish music inspired us to dance on the foredeck of the riverboat We left Golden Glow at anchor [read more]

Industrious Hermit Crabs on Culebrita

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hiking to the top of Culebrita, we came across a lot of wildlife including goats, lizards, turtles, and crabs. The smallest creatures we discovered were hermit crabs. We’d never seen so many or such hard-working [read more]

Swimming with Turtles in Saba

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Saba is just a few hours sail from St. Martin, but it’s like another world. Saba feels like a throwback (in a good way) to the 1950’s. Perhaps because there are only 1900 residents on Saba, and everyone knows one another – at least by face – there is virtually no crime, and [read more]
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