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Tagged With: Maupiti

departing maupiti ~ sleeping whales

August 27, 2013     To begin a passage from Maupiti to Suwarrow, one must first be able to exit Passe Onoiau in calm conditions.  Therefore, there was very little wind on our day of departure, and this gave us the perfect opportunity for some more whale watching just outside the reef of Maupiti.  Our … Continue reading »

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maupiti ~ final french polynesian days

August 23 – 27, 2013 Our final days in French Polynesia were spent in Maupiti.  Since we were already fully provisioned, we were free to relax and explore the nearby village and mountain.  Before doing any major land exploration though, we were eager to see if we could find more whales first. After our initial … Continue reading »

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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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