Category Archives: French Polynesia

Halfway across the Pacific Ocean in Tahiti, our plans have changed and we prepare for another 2000nm voyage. Continue reading

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Rangiroa – The largest atoll in the Tuamotus, famous for some of the best scuba diving in the world. It also has a treacherous entrance. Météo-France Polynésie Française provides regular bulletins on marine weather, including swell heights and tides throughout … Continue reading

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A few days of calm allowed us to dive the steep outer reef of Toau atoll. Continue reading

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From the northern pass of Makemo, we motor-sailed 80nm, passing south of the Katiu Atoll continuing on to the Passe Tumakohua at the southern end of Fakarava. We had thought of stopping at Tahanea atoll, but the timing of the … Continue reading

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From Nuku Hiva, and filled with as much locally grown produce as we could buy, we sailed 28nm to anchor at Baie de Vaiehu on the western side of Ua Pou. This anchorage is a little daunting with a swell … Continue reading

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