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Tagged With: reef sharks

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, 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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suwarrow ~ a true treasure

September 2 – 16, 2013 Suwarrow, also known as Suvarov, is a nature reserve and small coral atoll belonging to the Cook Islands.  It is located about 440 miles east-northeast of American Samoa, and there is not another island within 200 miles from Suwarrow.  Every year, from April through October, the population of Suwarrow consists … 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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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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reef shark video

January 2, 2013 Check out our shark video from Rudder Cut Cay in the Bahamas.   It’s another up-close-and-personal view of some amazing animals!  Watch as they eat the fish heads and other scraps thrown to them.  The scene was calm when there was only one shark.  With the arrival of the second shark, there’s a … Continue reading »

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bounties of the sea . . . and sharks!

January 1 – 3, 2013 After spending another day in Black Point with boat chores (more laundry, boat cleaning, taking down Christmas decorations, etc), we pulled up the anchor by 8 a.m. and sailed offshore for another day of fishing.  Whether we caught fish, or not, was the determining factor for our final destination.  We … Continue reading »

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