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I just returned from an incredible vacation, one I’d planned for over a year. It was a cruise from Los Angeles to Tahiti, via Hawaii and numerous islands of French Polynesia. 407 more words

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Rotoava, Tuamotu Islands

For the first time in a long time, perhaps ever, you’re not focused on the beach. You should be. The pure white sand is within eyesight. 413 more words


By the Light of the Silvery Moon

A while ago I wrote a piece on working out the tides around the Tuamotus, specifically in regard to what you would find around the passes of the atolls where I said that I would be looking at a lunar model suggested in the British Admiralty Pilot from 1969 I have on board. 316 more words

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Fakarava – Arrival and the North End

I remember Dad arriving back from a very rare weekend of racing on Sulas Wing, his old wooden 25’ 5 ton Bermudan sloop. She was a lovely thing but needed a gale of wind to really get up any pace. 1,490 more words

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Fakarava and the Blue Lagoon

Island paradise.   We have all imagined it…the soft white beaches, the bluest of waters with palm trees slowly waving in the light sea breezes, coconuts mysteriously appearing with little straws in them….. 903 more words

For these lucky sharks, food literally delivers itself

A population of reef sharks is thriving thanks to breeding groups of fish delivering themselves straight into their waters.

Published: SBS Science, 29/07/16


Fakarava: Tetamanu, the south pass

If you hear someone refer to the ‘wall of sharks’ in French Polynesia, it’s probably the south pass at Fakarava that they are talking about. 781 more words