Here we leave French Polynesia in a few days to continue our journey westward and find "certainly" cooler temperatures!! Read More »
Now make it you is taken to the construction site of Apataki for the fairing of Tao who really needs. It's going to maybe miss us of no longer having to scrape the shell all the 15 days!! Read More »
We leave in the direction of Tahanea Gambier, an atoll of the Tuamotus located 700miles about. We make sure to get day in the past of Otao in the East of the island.
Tahanea is 'heaven'... No inhabitants only a keeper ( Since 1 year) who lives on the outskirts of the past of Otao and records the sailboats on arrival.
It's a grey and rainy weather that we leave the island of Rapa in the direction of Gambier. Navigation of 4 days with a cross-sea and successive grain not always comfortable. But comfort awaits us at Gambier...
The village of area is in effervescence... the new year is in 3 days and we are "requisition" to lend a helping hand to the preparations of the meal. Another great opportunity to sympathize with the locals and better understand their culture.
*Hello Rapa. The joviality, the kindness, generosity and sharing with the inhabitants of Rapa make this island is particularly welcoming and engaging...
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.