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Nostalgia Sailing

November 15, 1987

Reader Sharon Dirlam's article on Ocean Voyages (Oct. 25) and finding Paul Myers' schooner Whales Tale mentioned was instant nostalgia for me. I have sailed on Whales Tale twice, the first a cruise through some of Fiji's more remote islands, a world of hidden coves, coconut-strewn beaches and little children who led us by the hand to show us their villages. My second voyage was a five-day ocean passage from Fiji to the archipelago of Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), another Pacific paradise. Sailing on a beautiful yacht with its own crew and chef to take care of you has to be one of the world's most memorable vacations. Everyone should try it at least once.

MONICA CONRADY

San Francisco

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