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Peleka7

RO# 691

Posted - Jun 16 2009 :  04:02:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a place where they get a visitor every 5 to 20 years. A small atoll in the Marshalls, a beautiful anchorage, turtles as large as a caddy, traditional outrigger sailing canoes and a warm and friendly people.
It's about 250 miles from Majuro (Marshall Islands), 250 miles from Tarawa (Kiribati), 250 miles from Kosrae (Micronesia), and 100 that distance from the 21st century.
There are no stores, cars, or running water. Electricity hasn't been discovered yet, but nor has crime and stress. The people know about the USA but not the problems with the economy or politics. It's close to paradise.

Homeport: O'ahu

OldMariner32

RO# 25936

Posted - Jun 16 2009 :  07:17:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
It's close to paradise. Originally posted by Peleka7





My charts must be wrong. You say Ebon is close to Paradise, but it looks to me to be quite far from Hawaii.


Tom
Boatless by the sea
Author of "The Juice of Life"

Edited by - OldMariner32 on Jun 16 2009 07:18:21

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solar

RO# 12803

Posted - Jun 16 2009 :  20:09:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear from you Peleka7.
God bless.


SOLAR

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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Jun 16 2009 :  21:35:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish I were there...



Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

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Thudpucker

RO# 10503



Posted - Jul 15 2009 :  00:02:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peleka is doing research on a phenomenon known as "Polynesian Paralysis"!
Hes only part of a lifetime into a lifetime labor of love.
I read his posts and wonder if I ever went looking for what he's found?




Homeport: AL. Go to Top of Page

Shadowcruzr

RO# 1702

Posted - Jul 15 2009 :  07:54:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about some pictures!!!

Paul
ETC, USCG, Ret
My oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic..., did not end when I retired. I stand by it till the end.

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saltysam

RO# 26



Posted - Jul 18 2009 :  13:18:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many Thanks for thinking of us and allowing us to have a glimpse of that wonderful voyage. Please tell us more!


Cheers!
Bill

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Thudpucker

RO# 10503



Posted - Aug 03 2009 :  01:46:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did we ever see a picture of Peleka's boat?
I think back to my troop ship days, and wonder if there is a Sail boat big enough to go where Peleka's going?




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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Aug 03 2009 :  02:40:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
per Wikipedia, the population of Ebon Atoll is 741, and the area of the central lagoon os about 40 sq mi. Total landmass is about 2 1/4 sq mi.

Roughly 04 30 N 168 42 E

It looks like TD Lana will pass to the north of the atoll...


Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

Homeport: MS Gulf Coast Go to Top of Page

AMY rb2@gr5t C-MAP

RO# 9682

Posted - Aug 10 2009 :  16:13:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow.


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