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June 14th 2015
Published: June 14th 2015
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That's a good description of visiting traditional societies around the world. Vanuatu in the South Pacific falls into this category along with the remote Lau group of islands in Fiji. Next week we begin our sail to that region and to experience life as it was many hundreds of years ago and continues today. For anyone interested on this topic, Jared Diamond has written several books describing bands, chiefdoms etc and their ways of child rearing, caring for the elderly etc. it's a privilege to glimpse into the past like this.



Meanwhile aboard Rewa we snorkel and dive to our hearts content, plan our routes, eat like royalty and have movie night each evening. Some don't quite see films to the end!!! The boat song sums up our adventures and mindset.



Gonna put the world away for a minute

Pretend I don't live in it

Sunshine gonna wash my blues away



Had sweet love but I lost it

She got too close so I fought her

Now I'm lost in the world trying to find me a better way



Wishing I was knee deep in the water somewhere

Got the blue sky breeze and it don't seem fair

Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair

Sunrise there's a fire in the sky

Never been so happy

Never felt so high

And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise



Wrote a note said "Be back in a minute"

Bought a boat and I sailed off in it

Don't think anybody's gonna miss me anyway



Mind on a permanent vacation

The ocean is my only medication

Wishing my condition ain't ever gonna go away



Cause now I'm knee deep in the water somewhere

Got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair

Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair

Sunrise there's a fire in the sky



Never been so happy

Never felt so high

And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise



This champagne shore washing over me

It's a sweet sweet life living by the salty sea

One day you could be as lost as me

Change your geography

Maybe you might be



Knee deep in the water somewhere

Got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair

Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair

Sunrise there's a fire in the sky

Never been so happy

Never felt so high

And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise



Come on in the water's nice

Find yourself a little slice

Grab a backpack of lies

You never know until you try

When you lose yourself

You find the key to paradise

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