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Aranui Day 2: Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

Published on June 26, 2011 By Carly

Greetings from Fakarava, or as the crew likes to say, Fuuuuuuukarava. You get it, right? It is very handy. I may use it in the future. Today was our first day ashore, although we had only 2 hours to check things out before the crew was done unloading cargo. Angela, Erke and I attempted a […]

Aranui 3 – Freighter to Paradise: Day 1

Published on June 25, 2011 By Carly

Let me start this post by saying that you will get sick of hearing how much I loved the Aranui 3 – the freighter to paradise. I loved the ship, I loved the Marquesas and I especially loved the crew. I loved every single moment on board, so get ready for a love-fest. Can I […]

Papeete, Tahiti: Parlez-Vous Anglais?

Published on June 24, 2011 By Carly

Well after 2 flights, 20 hours in transit and several glasses of Champagne on the plane, I finally made it to Tahiti! Papeete is much more bustling than I anticipated. A riot of scooters, motorcycles and French cars cruising up and down the main road. But the colors, ah the colors. I went on a […]

Every Soul Longs to Soar: The First Day of My South Pacific Solojourn

Published on June 23, 2011 By Carly

Today I started my trip, bright and early, at 6:30 am in the Cleveland Airport La Quinta. I loaded up my 39 pound backpack, strapped it on, and marched out of the hotel and into my dream. Cleveland to LA. LA to Tahiti. Let the adventure begin.

Quoth My Hard Drive, “Nevermore.”

Published on April 13, 2011 By Carly

A couple of years ago I had a most unpleasant April 15th weekend thanks to a tax software nightmare. Computers are great for doing your taxes, until they decide to gift you with the blue screen of death. After staying up all night in a vain attempt to reconstruct my taxes, I channeled my annoyance into poetry. I think Edgar Allen Poe would have written The Raven a bit differently had he lived today.

Gramps’ Heaven

Published on March 6, 2011 By Carly

Gramps was a pretty multi-faceted guy. He was a craftsman. A traveler. A student. But above all else, he loved Granny.