Tag: South Pacific

Cruising with Kids

Family health in the Pacific: The kind of story you want to hear

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In light of recent press coverage on the rescue of the Kaufmann family in the Pacific, I’d like to offer a very different (if less spectacular) story as a …Read more

TIPS & IDEAS

First Aid Afloat

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Under the guise of a routine checkup, I set up an appointment to see our doctor before we quit our jobs and lost our medical benefits.

I didn’t need the doctor to check me out; I wanted her to check out my list of  First Aid supplies for our boat.  Paul and I were going …Read more

Books, Websites & Blogs, Fears and Worries

First-time voyagers — What did they worry about that never happened? (Part 2)

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Lin Pardey interviews 11 cruising couples fresh from their first major crossing – and finds out what they worried about and what they learned. We have divided this article in 2 parts. Part 1 describes worries about bad weather and gear failures. Here, in part 2, Lin Pardey writes about other common worries as well as suggestions for those preparing to set …Read more

Books, Websites & Blogs, Fears and Worries

First-time voyagers — What did they worry about that never happened? (Part 1)

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In this chapter from “Capable Cruiser”, Lin Pardey asked 11 pairs of cruisers to share their thoughts on predeparture worries, the gear that worked, failures that occurred, and thoughts they wanted to share with those waiting to set sail. We are publishing this chapter in 2 parts. Part 2 will appear next …Read more

Lessons Learned, Sharing Our Stories

Earthquakes & tsunamis - Part 2: lessons learned in Samoa

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Amanda and John Neal (s/v Mahina Tiare) were in the Samoan capital, Apia in September 2009 when a powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake killed dozens and wiped out several villages in the Pacific islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.

Here, in Part 2, she reflects on the experience and offers suggestions for preparing …Read more

Sharing Our Stories

Earthquakes & tsunamis - Part 1: Amanda Neal reports from Samoa (and Hawaii).

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In September 2009, a powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake killed dozens and wiped out several villages in the Pacific islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. Amanda and John Neal (s/v Mahina Tiare) were in the Samoan capital, Apia.

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“Earthquake?!” we said to each …Read more

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Marcie Lynn speaks French (and Spranglish) in French Polynesia

We asked Marcie …

How are you doing with your French in French Polynesia?

I took French in high school and university and I was really looking forward to speaking French again in French Polynesia.

I got out my refresher books and studied mostly every day from Juan Fernandez, Chile to our arrival in the Iles …Read more

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Marcie (Nine of Cups) arrives in French Polynesia

We’d like to post news from Women and Cruising contributors, so here is our first which was sent by Marcie Lynn of s/v Nine of Cups:

"The passage from Chile to Iles Gambier, French Polynesia was, for the most part, pretty benign and without a doubt, the slowest passage in our sailing history.