I wrote a short story about my recent E51DXX DX-Pedition to Rarotonga, South Cooks Islands. http://ag1le.blogspot.com/2013/04/e51dxx-dx-pedition.html
I was blown away how well Elecraft KX3 performed with only 5 Watts and a vertical dipole at beach.
Looking at my logs some of the longest distance contacts were almost 10,000 miles to Europe.
QRP, vertical dipole and a lot of salt water around your station seems to be a very good combination.
Has anybody else experienced this?
Mauri AG1LE / E51DXX