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Much to do on Huahine

We hired an archaeologist to take us around to learn about the ruins and pre-contact culture. We visited a site at Maeve (primarily documented by Dr. Yosihiko H. Sinoto), one of the largest collections of ruins in the South Pacific. We were able to see some of the marae* (alters) and put early … [Read more...]

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Baguette boxes and butter

The pace slowed way down, and we all adjusted accordingly. The sunsets were absolutely amazing, as were the sunrises. I made sure I got up every day to enjoy these special gifts. Usually this meant getting up at 4 a.m.   The first couple days of the trip, we all got sucked into drinking … [Read more...]

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A toast to dinner, even if we don’t know what we just ordered

We all met in LA over a period of 24 hours. The group consisted of Ryan and Tate, a younger couple from Portland, Marla – also from Portland, myself, and Bonita from Austin. Marla, Bonita, and I go back decades, but this was really the first time I have spent any time around the “boys.” I have … [Read more...]