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Tagged With: Moorea

moorea ~ sting rays, sharks, and a gecko

September 8 – 11, 2014 Opunohu Next stop . . . swimming with sting rays and sharks again for our third time! So that we could have a shorter dinghy ride to “sting ray city”, we anchored as far west of Passe Tareu (mouth of Baie d’Opunohu) as possible.  s/v Macha has a much shallower … Continue reading »

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moorea ~ captain mom & the wind

September 5 – 8, 2014 Ha’apiti After a week in the anchorage near Marina Taina, provisioning and spending our final days with s/v Liward, the kids and I finally hoisted the anchor and sailed to Moorea.  A strong northeast wind was forecast for the area, so we chose to return to village Ha’apiti on Moorea’s southwest shore.  It was a … Continue reading »

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moorea, tahiti, moorea, tahiti ~ back & forth

June 1 – July 2, 2014 Even though s/v Liward was anchored in Baie d’Opunohu on Moorea’s north side, Steve and Lili rented a car and drove down to see us in Ha’apiti for the day.  There were warm hugs all around when we picked them up at the stone wharf and dinghied them out … Continue reading »

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tubuai to moorea ~ only 3 days

May 30 – June 1, 2014 After a 19-day passage against the wind, one would think that a 3-day passage with a perfect wind on the beam would be a breeze.  Where the boat was concerned, it was a perfect passage.  As for Justine and I, we didn’t feel so great.  And, in the fishing … Continue reading »

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video ~ sting rays & sharks

August 4, 2013 When we heard about the possibility of swimming with sting rays and sharks in Moorea, we had no idea what we were in for.  After a 3-mile dinghy ride to a locally known spot, we fed sting rays as black tipped reef sharks circled us. Check out the video we took of … Continue reading »

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moorea ~ sharks & sting rays

August 3 – 5, 2013 Sailing from Tahiti to Opunohu Bay on the north side of Moorea was only a day’s sail.  We had a nice wind, and only had to motor once we were in the lee of the island.  Our plan was to stay for one night, and then take off for Raiatea … Continue reading »

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punaauia & papeete ~ re-provisioning boat & soul

July 27 – August 3, 2013       The rest of our time in Tahiti was a time for re-provisioning the boat, as well as our souls.  For so many months we’d been living in pure, rugged and remote wildernesses where provisions were slim to none.  While we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the … Continue reading »

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