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Gold Coast to Sydney - A Sail down Australia's West Coast
It seemed a little abrupt to leave so suddenly, but a weather window opened up, and if we wanted to be in Sydney for New Year, we had to leave the Gold Coast on Boxing Day (Dec 26th).  So we moved back onto Cool Runnings and early on Monday, December 26th, ...

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Australia - Bundaberg to Brisbane and Beyond
After being officially checked into the country in Bundaberg, we were free to roam the great Land Down Under!  We spent one day catching a bus into the town of Bundaberg and it was a shock to the system!  While Bundaberg is not exactly a bustling metropolis...

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Exploring the West Coast of New Caledonia
On a windy New Caledonia day we left Baie de Prony and headed up the Wooden Channel back towards Noumea to prepare for our final journey up the west coast of New Caledonia.  We met up with Lyn and Bruce on "JoliFou" in the marina, and we all began final pre...

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Photo Update - The Giant Tortoises
I can't believe I've posted all these pictures, and somehow the giant tortoises didn't make it!  I think, because I have so many pictures of them, I had just assumed that I had included them in previous posts!   On the island of Santa Cruz, we went on a dri...

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Photo Update - The Best of the Galapagos - Part 3
Isla Isabela, Galapagos Our final stop in Galapagos was the island of Isabela.  While it is the largest of the Galapagos islands, the small village of Puerto Villamil has only recently begun to see tourism (within the last couple of years).  As such, it is ...

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Photo Update - The Best of the Galapagos - Part 2
On the island of Santa Cruz, we visited the Charles Darwin Research Station, and also hiked to a grotto, Las Grietas, which was a canyon like cleft in the rocks with a beautiful, crystal clear pond to swim in. Studying fossils at the Charles Darwin Research...

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Photo Update - The Best of the Galapagos-Part 1
For the first time since Panama, being in Tahiti has given us access to internet fast enough to upload pictures!  So I thought I would make the most of it, and do some photo update posts, to share some of our experiences through the eye of the camera lens. ...

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Running the Passes
Hello from Tikehau!  We are anchored in the beautiful, smaller atoll of Tikehau, Rangiroa's neighbor. We are the only boat here and are enjoying the solitude.  Even though Tikehau is right "next door", getting here was an all day affair.  Over dinner on Fri...

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Bonjour from Hiva Oa!
NOTE..edit by Dave....THIS IS AN OUT OF DATE ORDER POST THAT GUDS HAD DONE, BUT NEVER GOT POSTED9(suspect internet)..BUT IT HAD SOME GOOD INFORMATION, SO AM POSTING ON HER BEHALF....here goes: ...Wow...we have so much to update you all on!  We finally have ...

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