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Photos by Whitt Birnie

Teahupoo TahitiWhile the planet gently glides through the equinox into another season, we on earth know we’re in for big changes, either towards wild winter weather or more peaceful summer calms.  Since most Polynesians know no winter, these outdoor people follow the seasons closely, the most skillful working the best Southern Ocean waves generated in the stormy ‘Roaring Forties’, to the delight of everyone. Others share a traditional moment together in their va’a, the outrigger, working the languid lagoon, angling for dinner.

Tahiti: Va'a, tane and vahine.Yours truly has been remiss on Outbound  because the great outdoors keeps calling.  Tempted to post interesting images and find stories to share, so beware, I’ll be back.