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Old 10-01-2010, 19:32   #16
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[ Any tips on how to pass time?
apprendre le Francais , pour parler aux Francaises ...[/QUOTE]

zut, zut, est zut! 我只会说中文! maybe i should just go to taiwan
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Old 10-01-2010, 19:44   #17
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the French ones who are from small minded and act like colonialist of the last century...because they get so much better pay by the French goverment, there, and are racists ..
Well, you seem to have very limited knowledge of what colonialism was and how it ended. In fact, places like NC, FP and all te DOMs and TOMs I have visited (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, to name a few) were ALWAYS better off compared to their "free" neighbours. I have seen schools and hospitals and roads and smiling, friendly people there. I have not seen any racists.

So, if you do not like NC, just stay off it. Go to Australia - have a look at how the aboriginal people are doing there, maybe you will wake up.

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Old 10-01-2010, 20:00   #18
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So, if you do not like NC, just stay off it. Go to Australia - have a look at how the aboriginal people are doing there, maybe you will wake up.

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i am not rude to you dear sir, so you should not be to me
i am well awake thank you
and well educated too dispite my dislexsia,
i am French myself , and some of my best freind live in new Cal .
i was talking about some of the issues there , not the beautie of the place.
and i MY opinion many French people are rasiste there, and there is a huge difference in standard of living between the Canack and the "grande Oreille"
even last june , when i was there it was some protest ..
the situation is precarious , politically


i am not comparing at all with other islands , and do not want to start a poleminique..
and i am well awake , thank you ..

by the way i live in Australia , and love it ..
i got the bset of both world
the education and culture of Europe and friendlyness and freedoom of Australia..
and i am a socialist too ........
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I have not seen any racists.

So, if you do not like NC, just stay off it. Go to Australia - have a look at how the aboriginal people are doing there, maybe you will wake up.

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you do not see racists with baners walking down the street for sure , it is outlaw in French terrories !!!!!
nor do they advertise it ..
i personnaly did not like the have and not have in NC
20 % of the white population control 90 % at least of the ecomonie..
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Garrison,

In 1998 my wife and I sailed our Hunter Legend 43 "Rivendel II" 5,000 NM from Kona, Hawaii, to Queensland, Australia, while stopping over in Tuvalu and Vanuatu and just skipping along the Northern reefs of New Caledonia. Altogether, we sailed for 5 weeks and spent 2 weeks in Tuvalu as well as in Vanuatu.

As long as you leave Hawaii no later than May and arrive in New Caledonia no later than November your chances of running into a cyclone are very, very low.

I would advise against first going to the Marshalls, though, since you will be giving up most of your Easting during the very first leg(s) and then will need to fight the SE Tradewinds much harder once you have passed the Equator. In the Pacific, one's Easting is like capital in the bank; make sure you spend it wisely. This is what makes Tuvalu an attractive first stop after passing the equator.

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i am not rude to you dear sir, so you should not be to me

by the way i live in Australia , and love it ..
Fact, you were not rude to me.

You were rude towards the white population of NC, who do not participate in this discussion and cannot explain their complex situation. You called them to be "the French ones who are from small minded and act like colonialist of the last century...because they get so much better pay by the French goverment, there, and are racists ..".

I have visited NC and have not seen any racists nor colonialists.

I have also tried to point your attention to the fact that the condition of aboriginal people of Australia (where you elected to live) may in fact be worse than that of aboriginal people of NC. Somehow, you did not call yourself, nor your fellow-white Australians, colonialists nor racists.

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Any tips on how to pass time?
Watching closely and carefully for ships on the horizon and on the radar/ais nav station. Not alot of "down time" for the singlehander.
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Your suggested departure time for this voyage won't work.

This type of voyage must be planned backwards. By that I mean that in order to avoid cyclones you do not want to sail South of Kiribati before May. When you leave Oahu is up to you. Hurricanes in the waters south west of Hawaii are extremely rare so there are many choices depending on how long you want to stay in each stopover.

Think about leaving Oahu in February or March and heading for Majuro. Sail almost south at around 190 or 200 until you cross 10 and then turn for Majuro which should be about 260. That course will add one day to the voyage but should give you 10 or so days of tack and gybe free sailing. Ahh blisssss ! Shopping in Majuro is mighty cheap. Many things are cheaper than in Oahu.

Plan to leave the Marshalls in early April and head for Kiribati which is only 4 days away and should be a port reach all the way. Do not leave Kiribati before May ! After that head south for the place of your choice - Solomons, Vanuatu, New Caledonia. The idea of keeping East is correct. If you can depart Tarawa on 180 or so then take it as far south as you can and leave your options open. When the SE trades hit you will be forced to bear West a little unless you really want to slam into them.

As for the French let's just say that Noumea is verrrrrry expensive. Just like Papeete. It might be a good idea to provision in Port Vila which is pretty much on course. The town market in Port Vila is the finest place in the world to buy fresh produce - and I do speak from experience. Buy lots of beef too. It is dirt cheap and 100% organic, chemical free and hormone free.

As you approach Noumea be sure to have good paper charts. The reefs are as big as they are mean and they take no prisoners. I have 2005 C Map chips and they are nowhere near as good as the 1895 French naval charts.

Do it.
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I have visited NC and have not seen any racists nor colonialists.

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dear Barnakiel
i say openely, while i visit NC
to some French people when they do act and behave as old colonalist type and with racisme.
you see having an opinion and express it is not" rudeness" in French culture as it is an political opinion .

but saying to someone "wake up yourself " this is a rude way to dabate..

by the way i am so glad you where not stop in your travel by stikes and blocks roads ,and that you where not confronted by a sens of unease visiting some places when because of Quotas and few people holding some veto and monopoly regarding import goods , you did not lack of french food , fruits and vegetable , as simple as a banana , because ' THEY" "refuse to import it from Australia , so closed and so cheap to keep the price up wich only imper the low income families ..
to cite one of the few simple nececity, but tomatos , salade..ect..meat ..all the same ..
you could tell me they should grow them in NC, well somtime they can not because of cyclone , or land poluted by mining ..ect..
anyway , even the simple yogourt, butter , biscuits ..ect ..ect. or bottle water as to be imported from France , "Quotas rules"!!!!!, when they could be so cheap and affordable by much more families in low income of the population if all this nececities foods and goods where able to be imported from Australia..
so they are expensive and what a waste of energy , time ..ect..
Australia is so close and so cheap compare to NC
All Quotas rules and regulations and Laws only profite to few families in NC who regulate their own Quotas and laws.


But as we say in French " ignorance is bliss"..
but personnly , maybe i am too sensitive but if i feel injustice so simple to resolve , i feel sad.
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