Here we leave French Polynesia in a few days to continue our journey westward and find "certainly" cooler temperatures!!
We spent 4 years of crisscrossing the Polynesian islands between the Marquesas with its majestic rocky peak , tuamotus its sandy beaches turquoise waters and beautiful bottoms, society islands a little more "civilized", The Gambier with its beautiful isolated lagoons and finally the southernmost southern islands including Rapa whose inhabitants live in self-sufficiency.
At each of our stops, what has marked us the most is the sense of sharing polynesians, smile at them, their friendliness and attachment to the culture of their ancestors. We leave "rich teachings" leaving behind many endearing friendships to the Gambier, Marquesas, Southern Tahiti and Tuamotus!
The boat trip are also great encounters with sailors of all nationalities and all horizons, which for some we will cross somewhere!
We have a good weather window to go to Beveridge Reef our first stop before Tonga.
Beveridge Reef is an uninhabited lagoon surrounded by a motu-free reef (island). There is a pass to the northwest that allows you to get wet inside and to be protected in case of bad weather. Then Tonga is only 2 or 3 days of navigation. Then New Zealand our destination "final" in October.