Fantastic photos, plus a nice cat.
The truth is that even with crazy wide reaching exposure like that, the ripples are surprisingly tiny. I was expecting a deluge but it's been closer to a mist. Islands will be running a month long pearl contest though so hopefully that will get some energy moving. I will be surprised if a P-G'er does not win it. Who is it going to be? I'd love to see it go to someone from our community.
Dave, there are no float planes in French Polynesia. I think there is some laws that prevent their usage. Our farm is around 300 miles from Tahiti so I think that's not too far for one right?
Well, Islands Magazine may be mostly read by people who cannot afford to travel or buy pearls and do the next best thing, dreaming about it. I also suspect the economy is not at its best and looks like turning down again right now. So lots of uncertainty.
Ramona, Islands hits a pretty cashed up demographic actually. Maybe I just haven't been patient enough. I know they are waiting with their credit cards and Paypal accounts to clean us out so we can make lot's more pearls!
Dave, we usually fly to Ahe (www.airtahiti.pf) then boat from the airport to Kamoka. Food and supplies come on the weekly schooner out of Papeete unless we need something urgently then it goes by plane too. Pretty easy if you have an office and someone to do make it happen in Papeete. A bit of a nightmare if you don't. I imagine there are lot's of similarities between your farm and mine in that respect.
Was your issue April/May or June/July? I can't see a date anywhere.
I just picked up the issue. It's awesome, and a great way for me to back up my little talk to customers about a Tahitian pearl representing a way of life. I'm still getting to that farm one of these days, but maybe Portland first now that we're going to be Mainland neighbors, Josh. And what pearl contest? I have to take a closer look at the magazine.
Hi Lisa, It's the June 2011 issue.
Hey Sheryl, yeah when are you going to get out to the farm anyway?
The pearl contest will be run off the Islands Magazine website any day now, don't know exactly when.
When am I going to get to the farm? Great question. Sad to say that it will be easier to get there from LA then Hawaii. I may get to Portland first. Are you coming down this summer???