Good midday to you dear reader As usual Im blogging on the navigation table in Alice. Outside I can hear the prayer being called from the local Minaret and it's not a million degrees inside as I'm used to now. We arrived in Indonesia a month ago and have been enjoying fresh vegetables and great internet since. The waters are dark, dirty and full of fishermen but the biological diversity is shocking. I see new species of fish and coral all the time. While we miss the pristine crystal clear waters of the pacific its nice to be back in civilization again with cheap and good food and other yachtis to meet. Now over to my normal section of pictures of stuff that we have done since the last blog post. In the Marshall Islands we found the skeleton of a stranded humpback whale. This is the head (if you look at my shadow in the picture you get an idea of the size) The tracks from large turtles coming up on the beach to lay eggs. Mmmm guess who is having frash Mantis shrimp for dinner?
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My last post was from Tahiti since then we have had some good times and some awsome times! We started of with visiting many islands in the Sociaty island group, thats the same group of islands around Tahiti and its very touristy, a bit like comin g back to the Carribean. Naturaly nature is a bit less intesesting and a bit more poluted. Despite this we somehow managed to entertain ourselfs. Typical resort, this is probably from Morea maybe? They all look the same... Halloween was celebrated with a pumpkin on the compass. The rays are kind of tame in some places due to the resorts feeding them. While it's not exactly natural behavior for the rays it's great fun to feed them small pieces of anchovies. My is showing off her French swimming suits and matching limp baguette. The last island in the group we visited was Bora Bora, it's often found on lists of the world's most beautiful places but is a bit over-exploited for me. Anyway I managed to get Covid for the first time
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There is something about French polynesia that most tourists that fly here will never experience. The stone age lifestyle. If you need shelter you find it yourself (often a secluded anchorage in a deserted bay). If you need food you collect it yourself (like coconuts or fish). If your child falls and knocks out a tooth you... go to the dentist that's bound to be anchored close. The stone age might feel great but when my child hurts herself it's great to have a doctor or two nearby. So why am I talking about doctors today? It's because they are all here, I take a wild guess that about 25% of the boats we meet have at least one doctor onboard. Compared to the general doctor per inhabitant ratio in EU which is roughly 1 doctor per 1000 inhabitants When My knocked out a tooth we didn't just go to our 2 doctor friends. No we looked a little bit more in the anchorage. There were 8 boats so of course we found a dental surgeon (no mere dentist for us) that could help My. C