Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Nuku Hiva is one of the six inhabited islands of the ten islands that make up the Marquesas Islands. Taiohae, is the main town on Nuku Hiva and the administrative centre for all of the islands. It was at this … Continue reading

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Rangiroa, Tuamoto Archipelago, French Polynesia

Rangiroa, named for the Polynesian word Ra’iroa meaning “large sky”, is the largest atoll of 75 found in the Tuamoto Archipelago and one of the four largest in the world.  The Archipelago is runs northwest–southeast for some 1450 kms. This … Continue reading

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Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

We left Papeete at 4:50 a.m. and concluded our 20 mile voyage to Cook’s Bay, Moorea shortly after 7:00 a.m.  As we did at Bora Bora, and will do in the last two ports, we anchored in the Bay and … Continue reading

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti is one of the Society Islands and is the major commercial and industrial centre in French Polynesia.  People say there is not much to do here and having done the major museums the last time, I thought that I … Continue reading

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Bora Bora, The Society Islands, French Polynesia

I was in French Polynesia on a cruise in the winter of 2012 at which time I took a number of tours and provided some background to the islands in my blog. I am not going to repeat what I … Continue reading

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago (pronounced Pango Pango), a loose collection of villages is the capital and port for American Samoa.  American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States and has been a dependency of the United States since 1899.  It … Continue reading

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Lautoka, Fiji

This is my third visit to Fiji by ship. The first two stopped at Suva, the capital, which is on the south of the Island.  For a previous post about Suva, see November 2010. Lautoka, the second largest city in … Continue reading

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