South Pacific Ocean

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  • Day91


    March 31, South Pacific Ocean

    Heute verbrachten wir den ganzen Tag auf See auf dem Weg zu unserem eigentlichen Ziel den Marquesas. Daher hab ich am Morgen ausgeschlafen und fast das Frühstück verpasst 😂.
    Vor dem Mittagessen fand ein Treffen mit unserem Reiseleiter statt. Er erklärte uns einiges interessantes über die beiden Inseln, die wir morgen ansteuern und was wir dort alles zu sehen bekommen. Dazu gab es noch ganz allgemeine hilfreiche Infos.
    Beim Mittagessen hab ich mich zu einer Vierergruppe gesellt, wie sich herausstellte waren alles Australier. Wir hatten wirklich tolle Gespräche während des leckeren Essen, dass wir ganz die Zeit vergaßen und irgendwann ganz alleine im Restaurant saßen und höflich gebeten wurden demnächst doch bitte den Ort zu wechseln 😄.
    Nachmittags hab ich mir eine Liege geschnappt um am Deck zu relaxen, die leichte Brise zu genießen und mein Buch zu lesen. Die Zeit verging wie im Fluge. Bereits um 18 Uhr geht die Sonne unter und kurz darauf ist es stockdunkel 🌠. Zur Happy Hour hab ich mir eine Pina Colada gegönnt vor es kurz darauf schon wieder Abendessen gab.
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  • Day204


    March 25, South Pacific Ocean

    Kaum 20 min auf dem Boot und schon wurde eine Wal geortet. Jetzt mussten wir ihn nur noch genau lokalisieren und warten bis er auftaucht!!!

    Man sieht nicht so viel von ihm aber trotzdem sehr cool und beeindruckend. Am meisten sieht man wenn er wieder abtaucht und uns seine Schwanzflosse zeigt.

    Der Wal heißt Tutu und ist ein 18m langer Pottwal. Sehr cool!!

  • Day204

    Delfine als Bonus!!!!

    March 25, South Pacific Ocean

    Nach der Recht ruhigen Walsichtung treffen wir auf eine Gruppe von Delfinen!! 2-3 Arten und mehrere hundert Tiere auf einmal. Sehr neugierig Tiere und extrem verspielt...nur am rumspringen und faxen machen.

    Richtig cool.!! Hat sich gelohnt das zumachen!!!

    Auf den Bildern sieht man leider nicht so viel. Die videos sind cooler !!

  • Day11

    The Panama Hat

    January 14, South Pacific Ocean

    Todays port was Manta, Ecuador which is a vibrant, smiling city that boasts the title of the tuna Capitol of the world. Some of the tuna fishing boats even have helicopters on their decks to go ahead of the boats to scout prime fishing areas.
    The “chivas” truck is a traditional way to get around here. It is a open-air jalopy with bench seating. The fun part is when a band, complete with saxophone, trumpet and drum, climb up to the roof of this truck and begin playing some incredibly lively tunes! Everyone on the side of the road waves, dances and smiles as you go by. What a great place!
    We also learned about the Panama hat, which I always assumed was made in Panama 🤔. Indeed, it was not made in Panama, but in Ecuador. When the Panama Canal was being built, the workers needed a lightweight, breathable hat to protect them from the sun. The people of Ecuador began weaving and providing hats for the workers. When Roosevelt visited during the construction of the Canal, he wore one of the hats, the picture was transmitted world-wide and the design was referred to as the Panama hat. A typical, medium-quality Panama hat takes about 1 month for someone to make and up to 8 months for a master weaver to make. See the photo below to see the unusual position the locals have adopted for the making of the hat.
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  • Day26

    Chilean Fjords

    January 29, South Pacific Ocean

    It is a chilly day (get it? Chilly/Chile) in the fjords. It is spectacular in an austere, pristine way. There is no sign of human habitation anywhere.
    We had a bit of a rough ride here last night ( I believe I levitated off the bed a couple of times) but no complaints. One of the staff told us that on this same passage 2 years ago, they had 26’ waves for 12 days. Hhmmmm..... As I said, no complaints.
    We are flying to the Torres de Paines National Park tomorrow for a big day of sightseeing. Stay tuned.
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  • Day36

    At Sea in the South Pacific

    January 22, 2015, South Pacific Ocean

    While at sea between Los Angeles and French Polynesia, I turned 60. The day before my birthday, Don and Trish surprised me in LA and we had lunch at a resort and visited some beautiful coastal sights. It turned out I was to have several other surprises on my birthday at sea.

    One was a very prominent green flash on the horizon at sunset. The green flash is when a brief beacon of green light is visible immediately after the sun sets. It is caused by the prismatic effect of the atmosphere and conditions must be right for it to occur, such as an unobstructed view (over water, for example) and a clear sky.

    The other very special surprise was a quilt Ali gave me with contributions from many of the most important people in my life. She started organizing you to make personalized squares over a year ago, assembled the quilt top and then she secretly worked with her quilting club friends to do the hand quilting while I was gone to a meeting for several days last summer.

    I became emotional when I initially removed the wrapping of this wonderful gift and got teared up again as I read all the personal squares. Thanks to all of you for taking the time and effort to make something so special.

    The accompanying photo shows the finished product with Tanzanian fabrics outlining all the heartwarming squares. I used it the first night because that is good luck, but it now graces the arm of our sofa since it is kind of hot down here in French Polynesia.
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  • Day27

    At sea, January 12

    January 13, 2015, South Pacific Ocean

    We are at the end of our 7 days at sea and we have enjoyed even more than we thought we would. You can be as busy as you want to or just relax, read and look at the water-and there is a lot of it! The ocean has been changeable-sometimes smooth and sometimes pitching and rolling. It will be interesting to walk on actual land tomorrow-we may be pitching and rolling ourselves!
    An observation-we are hundreds
    of miles from land, yet we see various species of birds flying around us-what are they thinking? Sometimes they land on a deck and look quite puzzled.
    We crossed the Equator yesterday so now we are officially shellbacks instead of polliwogs.
    We will get up early tomorrow to watch as we sail into Nuku Hivo, Marquesas Islands.
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  • Day36

    Somewhere in the South Pacific

    January 22, 2015, South Pacific Ocean

    Hey, what happened to Wednesday? We crossed the International dateline last night and Wednesday simply disappeared! We decided to call that our fasting and no drinking day - sounds pretty convenient.
    We will arrive in Tonga tomorrow morning for a day of kayaking and snorkeling.
    The South Pacific Ocean has been delightfully smooth and is a spectacular cerulean blue, so different from the water we saw on the way to French Polynesia.
    The first photo is of Bora Bora. It was a lovely island - we biked about 10 miles and got to experience the sounds and wonderful cooking smells on a Sunday morning. The second photo is Papeete, Tahiti where we visited the market and saw some quite unusual fruits, vegetables and fish.
    As you can see from the third photo, Nancy and I have embraced our potential French Polynesian roots and had dinner in flower headdresses!
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  • Day31

    Rangiroa, French Polynesia

    January 17, 2015, South Pacific Ocean

    This island is the opposite of the island we were at in the Matquesas. It too is an ancient volcano, but it has evolved into an atoll. It is a rim of land that is about 1/4 mile wide with a huge lagoon in the center which is about 10 miles in diameter. The photo on the left is Nuku Hivo and the right is Rangiroa. The center of Rangiroa is the sunken crater of the ancient volcano.

You might also know this place by the following names:

South Pacific Ocean, Océano Pacífico Sur, Océan Pacifique Sud

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