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Palau 3 1/2 of 5
Manjula
03/12/2012, Palau

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Palau 3 of 5
Manjula
03/12/2012, Palau

Palau's claim to fame is its incredible marine life.
They have been forerunners in marine conservation and it has paid off.
Of all of the tropical waters we have had the good fortune to explore to date-and that's a lot- Palau's have been the richest and most beautiful. The snorkeling with Keith and Karen was fantastic and it really whet my appetite for scuba diving. I was able to get certified in December, so when our next guest came in January, (that infamous repeat offender, Kurt Frederick) the three of us did a lot of truly spectacular diving.

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Palau 2 of 5
Manjula
03/12/2012, Palau

But back to having guests- truly a highlight!
Keith, Steve, and I arrived in Koror, Palau, to meet Karen (Keith's wife, Steve's sister, my new sister-in-law ☺ We were a bit overdue from a tough six day passage from the Hermit Islands, our last stop in PNG. Highlights /lowlights: interminably rough seas and squally weather for much of it, more unnameable roasted root vegetables and unleavenable home made bread. Nevertheless, a couple days in the middle of the passage were beautiful with clear weather and calm seas, and we were able to fly the spinnaker. We also saw a sad and strange sight of a dead Sperm whale that had apparently been hit by a ship.

We arrived to see Karen's smiling face at Sam's Tours, a large dive operation and home to the sole yacht club in Palau. It was great to see Karen, and the four of us had a lot of fun snorkeling, sailing through the famously beautiful Rock Islands, kayaking and taking one arduous hike that unfortunately left me with the Palauan version of poison oak. It was a really relaxing time for all of us.

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Palau 1 of 5
Manjula
03/12/2012, Palau

After the epic journey that was PNG, our months of staying in Palau were relatively pedestrian. With the exception of having guests wherein we dropped the boat work and just had fun, most of our time was spent on practical matters- boat work and paperwork for our next destination. We appreciated the convenient amenities that Palau offers such as slow yet reliable internet and good supermarkets. Most people speak English, and the currency and postal service is US.

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Papua New Guinea Video
Steve
11/15/2011



Join us as we visit some of the fantastic islands of Papua New Guinea.

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11/15/2011 | sherry
Just watched it again. I can't get enough. Super.
11/15/2011 | Anita Goldstein
Hey -- where's Keith's vegetable cutting credit?? BEautiful video.
Is there someplace in India we can send you wedding wishes???
Lots of love, Anita
01/11/2012 | Bill Houlihan
Hello from San Diego. Great to see your adventures. It is a long way from our last visit in La Paz. Congratulations.
02/13/2012 | Karin
i just saw both of your videos! - absolutely brilliant!!! Looks like you guys are having the time of your lives!...Glad you have such cherished memories on video to always be able to look back on! Happy sailing! Love, Karin
04/21/2012 | Nancy Euler
Hello Steve and Manjula, I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to this video. How nice it was of you to give them gifts for their school. How interesting it must have been to learn more about their culture and to witness their way of life.
Enjoy the day!
Cousin Nancy
21 days to the South Pacific (short film)
10/16/2011

We hope you enjoy our new short video about our 21 day crossing from Los Angeles to French Polynesia.

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10/17/2011 | Kent
Go guys . . .
nice job Stew !
:)
04/21/2012 | Nancy Euler
You two are so brave .... another great video!
06/04/2012 | Harmony
Nice skipper cap, steve! I can't believe what adventurous people you 2 are! AMAZING!

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