The Paradise International Hotel
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Svend and Helen left us in Samoa to return to Australia and so we wish farewell to them both and safe travels home and wherever they next venture. Svend joined Steve and me in Jamaica and then Helen joined us later on in Hiva Oa in the Marquises. I’d like to thank them both for their contribution to our Adventure and hope they really enjoyed the experience.
Tina, Clive and Mona will be leaving us as planned ...
... Abby, at 19, was the youngest of our group and a member of Team Awesome. A dedicated Vegan and animal lover my favourite memory of her will always be of her racing down to the water's edge to throw all the sardines back into the water after a boat wave had washed them up onto the beach. She also endured the life lectures that all the old folks seemed determined to give her with great grace and aplomb.
Cindy is a letter ...
... of finding someone. Two hours later, Paul discovers a gate leading to another property, wakes a young girl who shuffles over to another house and bangs on a wall waking up the sleeping managers. They are mortified and apologising profusely as they wake themselves up. At this point we are utterly exhausted and we don’t CARE where we sleep because in less than 24 hours, we are about to fly on a very tiny plane on Friday ...
... that slapped us around for the next 48 solid hours. It was almost impossible to sail and go faster than 3 knots. Then the headsail had enough and shredded itself to pieces. So the motor came on and sometimes we were covering less than 2 knots and hour. Finnley's stomach finally rebelled (repeatedly) after nearly two years of ocean travel. There was no possibility of a cup of tea and ablutions were highly risky. Nevertheless, two days later, at two a.m in ...
... water with a Tongan family that run a backpackers during which we went to a little island to BBQ fish and chicken for lunch and then headed for Swallow’s Cave to snorkel amongst thousands of tiny fish that hide out in the caves bright blue water.
And so with only a week left, it is intended that the majority of this time will be spent lying around reading and relaxing before returning to the reality of life in NZ.