Author Archives: Thomas Runte

Best Blowhole ever

Sounds a bit boring doesn’t it ? Best blowhole ever – so what.  But this one really left me impressed. I just couldn’t believe it. So I just have to special feature it. We were touring the island of Savai’i, … Continue reading

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Honorable Mentions

I think I might qualify for an honorable mention by the Darwin Awards . The honorable mention is granted to those who have failed to receive the actual award due to survival but are up and coming to in the competition to … Continue reading

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Samoan Affairs

For the first time since Panama we have openly disobeyed official orders. I was about to write for the first time ever, but then our exit from Panama crossed my mind.  I will write about that another time – maybe. … Continue reading

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New Post Map

I am currently going through the effort of putting all posts and galleries on a google map so you can select them by region. So far I have the Pacific covered. Feel free to try it under Post Map in … Continue reading

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Touring Samoa

Took a tour around the south and east side of the Island. Loved it. Junior our taxi driver and Guide showed us the highlights of Samoa. Starting of with the Samoan  version of a meat pie, which he bough for … Continue reading

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Against the Wind

.. , running against the wind – reminds me of an old Bob Seger song . For the first time ever since we are sailing Qi, we have engaged in a 350 mile upwind passage across open ocean. Looked like a … Continue reading

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Mittlerweile in Tonga

Ich komme mal wieder nicht mit dem Schreiben hinterher. Entweder ist das Internet so schlecht, dass ich nach dem Wetter-Download genug vom Warten habe oder ich habe besseres zu tun. Im letzten  Post ging es um die Reise nach Tonga … Continue reading

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Endlich wieder Südsee

Nach fast 18 Monaten Pause – zurück in der zivilisierten Welt – sind wir endlich wieder in der Südsee. 10 Tage und 300l Diesel hat es gebraucht um von Whangarei, Neuseeland nach Nuku’alofa, auf die Hauptinsel Tongatapu des Königreiches Tonga … Continue reading

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Winter is coming

Winter is coming ! In New Zealand that means that the weather it is getting rather cold and wet. Time to get going and follow the sun. Finally we have made up our mind about where to go. We are … Continue reading

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Atemlos in Neuseeland

Von Australien kommend liefen wir Opua in der Bay of Islands an. Ich war auf einem vorherigen Landtripp nach Neuseeland schon einmal hier vorbei gekommen und hatte die Gegend wenig beeindruckend gefunden. Wahrscheinlich muss man die Bay of Islands vom … Continue reading

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