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Tagged With: Bora Bora

bora bora to maupiti ~ humpback whales

August 22, 2013 Similar to the atolls of the Tuamotus, entrance through Maupiti’s only pass must be timed correctly with respect to weather, swell, and tidal current.  This long and narrow pass can be completely inaccessible at certain times of the year, especially if the swell is southerly.  If any south or southwest swell is … Continue reading »

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bora bora ~ beauty & a thief!

August 18 – 22, 2013      Before settling down for the night, Flour Girl gave us a call on the VHF to warn us that their solar powered mooring lights had been stolen off their stanchions while we’d all been snorkeling.  We were shocked that anyone could have done that in broad daylight with … Continue reading »

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bora bora ~ no eggs, wildlife & a toe

August 15 – 18, 2013 Our final days in French Polynesia had arrived.  It was time to clear out, and time to say good-bye to friends we wouldn’t see for awhile.  While still anchored near Mai Kai Marina, we spent time getting last minute provisions from town, and we finalized our clearance out of the … Continue reading »

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bora bora ~ mountain climbing

August 13 – 14, 2013 The Maramu winds finally relented, and we were able to come out from behind Toopua.  We ventured around the corner to the main island, and anchored near Mai Kai Marina for easy access to internet and grocery shopping. For 7000 CFP (~$70 USD) for the week, moorings are available directly … Continue reading »

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bora bora ~ wind & more wind

August 11 – 13, 2013 The wind howled and the wind howled.  The Maramu winds seemed like they would never ease.  While these strong southeast winds prevailed, we stayed tucked behind the northwestern tip of Toopua located to the western side of Bora Bora. Every time we’d make attempts for some snorkeling or a shore … Continue reading »

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bora bora ~ jam to the music

August 10, 2013     From Passe Paipai to Passe Teavanui, there are about 20 miles between Tahaa and Bora Bora, and with a bit of wind, sailing between the two islands is an easy afternoon hop.  Since it was still the season for Maramu winds, there was no shortage of wind, and in fact, … Continue reading »

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