The wind is not really to the make you to go on Raiatea so we stay a few more days on Huahine to attend the opening of the Heiva, traditional cultural festival which takes place in July in the Polynesian archipelago. Songs, dances, Racing canoes, crafts or agricultural exhibitions are scheduled.
Before continuing to Moorea and Huahine we have to make a stopover in Papeete to repair our Gennaker, order a new lazy bag and see a bunch of friends... Read More »
The archipelago of Tuamotu islands located in the North West of the Gambier has about 76 atolls. The majority of the atolls is little or not all inhabited are dreaming over a, including us... So which one to choose? A North wind of 10 to 15 nodes being announced, We aim Amanu to 450 miles of Gambier.
After a few weeks of waiting, We retrieve the motor of the windlass in the village. We look forward to move a little, find our "sports" and introduce to Leslie and Vaughan( boat Off2C) the rich marine on the flats.
After six days of quiet navigation, We arrive in the Gambier archipelago lost in the middle of the Pacific. Tahiti is more of 1600 kilometers to the Northwest. We look forward to meeting our friends...
We were ready to go to the Tuamotus, but change of plans at the last minute. Kua and Teiki, our friends of Hakaui, marry in 10 j and the cultural festival of the Marquesas on Tahuata takes place 15 j after... 2 good reasons to extend our stay in the Marquesas!!!
After crisscrossing the islands of the Marquesas Islands in the North to the South since last July, We decide to go back on Tahuata in the Bay of Hapatoni. The atmosphere that reigns among the inhabitants is harmonious, their generosity and their sense of sharing makes this place particularly endearing.