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Tagged With: Tahiti

last days of french polynesia

September – October 2014 Upon Wil’s return to Tahiti, our days following were a whirlwind of activity. The day he returned, we spent one last night in “Carrefour Bay” near Marina Taina, where we shared drinks out with s/v Liward and s/v Macha. This would be the last time to see our dear friends, Steve … 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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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 wild, now it … Continue reading »

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port phaeton to punaauia ~ first instincts

July 26, 2013 Once the wind had settled down to less than 20 knots, we departed from the protection of Port Phaeton and did a short day sail to Commune de Punaauia, near Papeete. We bid a temporary farewell to s/v Sueño and s/v Flour Girl who were going to stay behind an extra day, … Continue reading »

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port phaeton ~ a separate place

July 17 – 26, 2013 Port Phaeton seems to be in a world all to its own. Located on the south side of the isthmus that joins Tahiti Nui (big Tahiti) and Tahiti Iti (little Tahiti), Port Phaeton is almost completely surrounded by hills. While it was blowing 30 knots with 4 meter waves on … Continue reading »

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toau to tahiti

July 15 – 17, 2013 A weather window for our passage from the Tuamotus to theSociety Islands was a difficult one to pick. The winds were either going to be too strong or not enough, and there would be squalls. If we missed our opportunity to depart from Toau, then we would easily have to … Continue reading »

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