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February 28, 2019

February 26, 2019, Tahiti, French Polynesia — In Tahitian, ’Ia ora na, but Bonjour works just as well in French Polynesia. If I thought Chile was spectacular, and it was... then the  Society Islands are exquisite.

Tahiti, population 276,000, is the largest in the Socie...

February 26, 2019

February 25, 2019, steaming towards Tahiti — You haven’t heard from me because we haven’t set foot on dry land in ELEVEN days! This long wet spell would have been broken by an excursion on to Easter Island but, as you read last week, rough seas prevented our landing th...

February 21, 2019

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​February 19, 2019, Easter Island, Chile — Welcome to Polynesia and the remotest inhabited island on the planet — 2,236 miles off the coast of Chile and 1,289 miles to its nearest neighbor, Pitcairn Island. It took us just one sea day to get from Valparaíso t...

February 17, 2019

January & February 2019, various days, various locations — I haven’t reported much of the on-board doings, so here’s a run-down of what we get up to when we’re not gallivanting off the ship.

First, since FOOD is topmost on most people’s minds most days... I had Cooking...

February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019, Robinson Crusoe Island — I grew up in a house full of books. Family heirloom books (a full set of Shakespeare and a gold-embossed set of Dickens), books written by family members and friends, and years and years (and years) of Book of the Month Club...

February 14, 2019

February 12, 2019, Valparaíso, Chile — Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin, born February 12, 1809. He classified Valparaíso’s palm trees when he was here 1844-46. 

First off: It’s pronounced ‘vahl-pah-ray-zo.’ And, while we’re at it, ‘sahn-tee-ah-go.’

‘¡Viva Chile!’ sang our...

February 13, 2019

February 11, 2019, Valparaíso, Chile — Day 1 of an overnight in this city of 1 million. Like numerous smaller Chilean ports we’ve visited, after its heyday in the late 1800’s Valparaíso’s fortunes plunged with the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. But it’s still bus...

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