Daniels Bay, Marqueses Islands 

Fresh Fruit and comedic company: This was a fun day for Jerry and me. We sailed into Daniels bay, and even caught a fish on the way! One of the few I was to catch. It was one of the nicest and calmest bays we set our eyes on. It was a long... read more
 
Posted by PJS Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:47:00 PM Categories: Communications French Polynesia Marqueses Islands Money Reputation Sail Boat South Pacific Torn Sail Water

Racing in Marina del Rey, Ca. 

Before I even thought about living in Marine del Rey I was driving their to crew on other peoples boats. Over the years I crewed on a Catalina 38, and an Andrews 43. Both were great race boats but the Andrews "Free Enterprise" was a real Class A... read more
 
Posted by PJS Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:13:00 PM Categories: Boats Drinks Money Sail Boat South Pacific

My sail boat ownership history 

I lived in either apartments of on my own boats for about 15 years in Marina del Rey, Ca. During that time I owned several different sail boats. The first was a 26ft home built plywood "Thunderbird". The Thunderbird was originally sold in... read more
 
Posted by PJS Tuesday, June 2, 2015 3:01:00 PM Categories: Boats Sail Boat South Pacific

How to collect Souvenirs on a boat? 

I thought long and hard on what could I Collect on my travels across the South Pacific without weighing the boat down with stuff? I tried carvings but they started to get big and cumbersome and unwieldy as well as I might have trouble getting them... read more
 
Posted by PJS Tuesday, June 2, 2015 2:50:00 PM Categories: Licenses South Pacific Souvenirs

The Currency - Central Pacific Franc (CPF's) 

The Central Pacific Franc or CPF as it is known locally is the currency of the Central Pacific islanders, it has absolutely no value off the islands. For travelers that means a loss when buying and selling the coins. At the time it was worth far... read more
 
Posted by PJS Tuesday, June 2, 2015 2:37:00 PM Categories: CPF Currency French Polynesia Money

Communications in the South Pacific 

There is no real system of communications on the South Pacific Island during my crossing in 1997. A few islands had an HF radio with a tower and radio hut. One person from that island was charged with maintaining the communications with Tahiti, the... read more
 
Posted by PJS Tuesday, June 2, 2015 2:36:00 PM Categories: Cell Phone Communications HF Radio South Pacific

Coca-Cola machines on every doorstep 

I remember that on most every island there was a Coke-a-Cola machine in someone's front yard. It would be just next to their front door, or where a door would be if they had any, it was usually just a piece of cloth draped over a rod. Anyway, there... read more
 
Posted by PJS Tuesday, June 2, 2015 2:32:00 PM Categories: Drinks Free-Enterprise South Pacific
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