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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

French Polynesia: Escape from the Yacht

Zeke moored on Papeete quay
Zeke moored on the busy quay at Papeete, where I would leave her behind

The final ocean passage was notable for one reason: it was the first leg of the entire journey on which I didn't throw up (although I still felt pretty awful for the two-and-a-half days it took to sail from Makemo to Tahiti). I'd chundered from Pahia to Whangarei, hurled from Whangarei to Mangareva, spewed from Mangareva to Amanu and vomited from Amanu to Makemo, but I kept it down from Makemo to Tahiti. Despite this seeming progress, sea legs still elude me.