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The virtues and benefits of keeping your bottom clean

Words by: Ryan Lat: 22 deg 15.5 S Long: 053 deg 18.7 E I have a point to ponder for all you thinkers out there… Having a dirty...

The virtues and benefits of keeping your bottom clean
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Welcome to the Mascerene Archipelago

Words by: Bryson Latitude: 20 deg 56′ S Longitude: 55 deg 17’E The mighty Mascerene Archipelago covers almost 1.2 million square kilometers of the south western...

Welcome to the Mascerene Archipelago
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Halfway Around the World

Words by: Bryson Lat: 18 degrees 33 minutes S Long: 67 degrees 55 minutes E The small little numbers flashing away on the GPS tell us many things....

Halfway Around the World
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Shift Work on Khulula

Words by: Dave Abercrombie Lat: 18 degrees 42 min S Long: 066 degrees 38 min E A tap on the shoulder and I’m awake. A friendly voice and...

Shift Work on Khulula
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Are they in cahoots against me?

Words by: Ryan Lat: 17 degrees 20 min S Long: 075 degrees 25 min E The sight of slivery clouds of flying fish bursting from the crest of...

Are they in cahoots against me?
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Sailing is Romantic

Words by: Bryson Lat: 13 degrees 19 minutes S Long: 96 degrees 39 minutes E Sailing around the world is highly romanticized. One imagines beautiful empty beaches, friendly...

Sailing is Romantic
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Cocos Keeling: Australian Paradise and Indonesia's Garbage Dump

Location: 12° 05′ S, 96° 53′ E Words by: Bryson Cocos (Keeling) Islands group is an isolated cluster of islands approximately 2000 km due west of Bali,...

Cocos Keeling: Australian Paradise and Indonesia's Garbage Dump
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Oceangybe Dispatch - Help!

3000 miles later, the Vanuatan black magic has claimed its victim… Words by: Ryan THIS IS ALSO THE REASON THAT THIS BLOG IS TYPED IN CAPITAL LETTERS… OUR...

Oceangybe Dispatch - Help!
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Once again, we're still alive

Words by: Hugh Well hello faithful Oceangybe Blog readers! I see that our last blog entry is from August 13th, a while ago for sure....

Once again, we're still alive
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Happy (Belated) Birthday to Me

Words by: Hugh Lat: 08 degrees 40.5 minutes S Long: 115 degrees 26.2 minutes E Hello faithful Oceangybe Blog readers, once again I find myself in front of...

Happy (Belated) Birthday to Me
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Gastronomical Delights

Words by Steph Latitude: 08 deg 54′ S Longitude: 116 deg 26′ E In Indonesia, there are no typical local grocery stores in the small towns and villages...

Gastronomical Delights
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A pure dud of a week

How’s Everyone… A pure dud of a week surf-wise here up north, after some rare pieces of grind reported last weekend. Small swell washed through Bundo...

A pure dud of a week
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Falling back in love with your home break

All of us living in the US have felt a crunch on our finances due to the country’s overall economy. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast...

Falling back in love with your home break
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Plastic disposal techniques of the average Indonesian coastal dweller

Words by: Ryan Sumba, Indonesia 28 July 2008 Since leaving the island of Rote two weeks ago, we have not seen another cruising yacht, or any boat other...

Plastic disposal techniques of the average Indonesian coastal dweller
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Friday Island

10 000nm, a new ocean and 35 knots winds… Words by: Bryson Lat: 10 degrees 35 minutes S Long: 142 degrees 09 minutes E Khulula is sitting at the...

Friday Island
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Farewell to the PACIFIC OCEAN!

Lat: 09 deg 17.1′ S Long: 144 deg 13.5’E After 10,000 ocean miles, Khulula is on the brink of entering the intricate and much feared Torres Straight....

Farewell to the PACIFIC OCEAN!
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The Dark Magic of Vanuatu, and the exorcism of Khulula

Asanvari Village, Maewo, Vanuatu It was a fateful day when s/v Khulula spent the morning ferrying stranded missionaries across the windswept channel between Maewo and Pentacost...

The Dark Magic of Vanuatu, and the exorcism of Khulula
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Feast or Famine on the way to Indonesia

Lat: 13 degrees 43 minutes S Long: 160 degrees 23 minutes E I can hardly move, the aching from my bulging stomach continues to hamper my movements,...

Feast or Famine on the way to Indonesia
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Turn Down the Suck!

Words by Hugh and Ryan If you’ve just read Didee and Ryan’s wonderful descriptions of deserted islands, crystal clear waters and beaches in paradise you’re...

Turn Down the Suck!
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Belated Blog Blong Blossom*

Apologies for the long silence from Khulula since I (Ryan and Bryso’s mother) came abroad, and agreed, in an enthusiastic rush of creativity, to do...

Belated Blog Blong Blossom*
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Sailing, Vanuatu Style

Words by Hugh Location: Lat 15 deg 22′ South Long: 168 deg, 07′ East So by now you’ve figured out that usually it is possible to...

Sailing, Vanuatu Style
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Without Electricity, Flowing Water and the Internet, How do People Survive?

Words by Bryson Lat: 20 degrees 14 minutes S Long: 169 degrees 46 minutes E The evening sky was darkening, our eyes were only beginning to adjust to...

Without Electricity, Flowing Water and the Internet, How do People Survive?
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Tasty

A typical conversation with a Pakistani Pizza Hut employee, word for word. Lahore, Pakistan Where are you from? -America Oh! America!?! I have America in my veins! (Points to...

Tasty
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Dude, Where’s My Ocean?: Sidetracked in the Subcontinent

As a surfer there are moments now and then when you want something else. You get ‘surfed out.’ We slip out of the saltwater like...

Dude, Where’s My Ocean?: Sidetracked in the Subcontinent