Category Archives: Tuamotus 2013

Fakarava Part 5

Next night was pizza night at the local wood fired pizza place. It took a bit of negotiating as the owner normally only opens for 6 people or more so the 5 of us said we would buy enough for … Continue reading

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Fakarava Part 4

Next day, Deb and I were off to Bird Island – appropriately named as it was a rookery for nesting birds. Not sure what they were but there were certainly a lot of them. On the island, the ground is … Continue reading

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Fakarava Part 3

One of the “must do’s” in Fakarava is the South Pass. The journey down is via a “lane” of surveyed area with channel markers. Outside the channel is a no man’s land of reefs and pearl farms – not a … Continue reading

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Fakarava Part 2

t was an overnight run from Rainy Rangi to Fakarava. The weather was beautiful (as the rain had passed) and we had a full moon and a beautiful sunrise with dead flat seas. Our timing wasn’t perfect for slack water … Continue reading

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Rainy Rangi

Well, we nicknamed Rangiroa Rainyroa. In fairness, it rained throughout the Tuamotus for three days – locals were happy as fresh water is mostly collected into cisterns and they were running low. We tried to fit in as much for … Continue reading

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George, the Marlin and the Shark

One of the things we hope that everyone gets to experience is wrestling with one of the large finny critters that swim around our here. Unfortunately, things had not been going well for son George and he was batting 0 … Continue reading

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Apataki Part 2

Assam’s place is near the southeastern corner of the lagoon. We learned about it from one of our guides which highly recommended it as a stop. The guide billed it as a pearl farm but indicated that it was much … Continue reading

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Apataki

George and Gel (son and girl friend) arrived in Fakarava on a Sunday and we were off Monday to Apataki as our plan was to spend a significant amount of time in Fakarava at the end of their stay. Apataki … Continue reading

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