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Moments @ FaraWaypoints
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How do you summarize a voyage that lasted fourteen years? Since our return to New York many have asked about our journey - the experiences, the challenges, the highlights. It is difficult to put into words, it would take a bookful to adequately express... So until that happens, we will be posting a gallery of photos that capture our fondest moments with Dream Time. We hope you enjoy them. And for those still sifting through the pages of zeroXTE and sharing your thoughts, thank you for all your emails and support!




Return To Paradise
Moments @ FaraWaypoints
Raivavae, French Polynesia

We had just completed our second longest passage, 2,555 nautical miles, 24 days at sea, sailing from New Zealand 'uphill' back to Tahiti. Besides the 30 foot seas, a gale and a broken forestay (the photo above shows our headsail lashed to the starboard lifelines), it was an uneventful passage. Read our June 28th, 2011 entry >







Let's Build A Bar!
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Fakarava, French Polynesia

An impressive storm system brought debris and wreckage to the shores of Fakarava and what began as a simple clean-up operation turned into a Robinson Crusoe construction project complete with a swinging bar, coconut palm tables, stools and benches. Read our June 8th, 2013 entry >






Molto Bene!
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Amalfi, Italy

Discussing the weather with an Italian fisherman. One day we will cross the Atlantic, return to the Mediterranean and spend another season (or two) exploring the Amalfi coast, the Aeolian Islands and Sicily. Besides, we've got new friends there that we'd love to see. Read our June 3rd, 2019 entry >



 


Lone Rider
Moments @ FaraWaypoints
Toau, French Polynesia

French Polynesia was our cruising highlight - for over two years we explored remote, unspoiled tropical atolls and islands in the heart of the South Pacific. There has been nowhere else quite like it. Read our June 17th, 2012 entry >







Ni Vanuatu Kustom
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Avokh Island, Vanuatu

After weathering a gale in Norfolk Island we arrived in Vanuatu just two months after super cyclone Pam devastated many areas of the archipelago. We sailed north through the chain, delivering bags of roofing nails, hammers and saws to some of the most affected villages. We also stopped in Pelonk village and were lucky enough to witness a traditional smol nambas ceremony. Read our June 15th, 2015 entry >

 





Sevusevu
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Savusavu, Fiji

We were summoned to meet the village chief in Nabouwalu Bay (we thought we were in trouble) it turned out she was just curious to meet us. She was 93 years old (her younger sisters were 90 and 80-something). We took photos, and the next day presented a framed print for the family. It was the only photo they would possess of the sisters together. As a deep show of their gratitude, the family later presented us with an elaborate tapa. Read our July 17th, 2010 entry >






Independence
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Tahanea, French Polynesia

Our independence, freedom, and the security we felt that came from our self-reliance were among the most valuable discoveries we made on our long voyage around the world. Here Dream Time rests in an uninhabited atoll, 250 square nautical miles of paradise, in the middle of the South Pacific, that we had entirely to ourselves. Read our July 9th, 2012 entry >








Close Encounter

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Yasawas, Fiji

From the Tuamotus to Tonga we searched for the illusive giant manta ray. But it was during our third year of cruising, while exploring the western island chain of Fiji, that we had our close encounter. Read our August 20th, 2010 entry >