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Tagged With: The Society Islands

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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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 ~ 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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tahaa ~ vanilla & black pearls

August 7 – 10, 2013 We began our playtime in the Raiatea and Tahaa areas by sailing around to the northwest side of Tahaa (also known as the Vanilla Island) in search of some coral gardens.  We never found the gardens, but we found some of the most gorgeous water we’d ever seen.     … Continue reading »

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raiatea ~ sail repair

August 6, 2013   After a brief overnight sail from Moorea, it was early morning as we neared the the Teavapiti Pass at Raiatea.  We were still about 2 miles offshore when Wil decided to check if we had an internet signal.  I don’t know what possessed him to do that, but low and behold he … 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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