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The grand tour of Hiva Oa after three weeks in the Marquesas

Tonight we will celebrate three weeks in the Marquise already, time flies indeed and truthfully we barely scratched the surface of understanding the culture of the island. Yesterday, we rode the dirt tracks of Hiva Oa and discovered some beautiful sites with more stones to watch while reminiscing of South America. Thanks to a connection […]

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Boat show planning: best done on a beach, frosty drink in hand. Maxx Honeydew photo

¡Viva Seattle Boat Show!

I get pretty excited about the Seattle Boat Show. There’s something about walking around boats, touching new boating stuff and talking about boats that gets me going! Given all of the information and products presented each January, it pays to do some planning beforehand to get the most out of the show. So this year […]

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You can’t miss this incredible $25 million megayacht at the Seattle Boat Show — but you’ll need an appointment to see it

There is history is in the making at the Seattle Boat Afloat on Lake Union, and it is probably easy to spot what it is — the 164-foot yacht Evviva. Built by Washington State’s own Westport Shipyards, Evviva — which means Hurrah! Live Long! in Italian — is a luxurious tri-deck motor yacht that has six staterooms, […]

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Why whale poo is good for the oceans

Left out of many discussions about whales and other animals is the effect they have on the health of the ecosystem and how we are all dependent on each other. Wolves in Yellowstone give healthier forests. Streams that have hatchery fish released are healthier when dead salmon are put on stream banks in the fall. […]

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