The Guests from Toronto, Roy and Maggie
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Fun With Friends in the Society Islands

So, can you tell that we’ve been having fun? Sorry folks, too much fun to sit and write blogs but I guess now we have to at least try to get you up to date before we head out again. From the Tuamotus we had a wonderful sail toTahiti, except

Wow what a sunset
Cheryl & René
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Anse Amyot, Toau, Tuamotus,French Polynesia

Yahoo! Moored at Anse Amyot in time for Sundowners! You all remember what they are, right? Alcoholic beverages enjoyed at the end of the day; they are especially enjoyed after a long or hard passage but

Lovely little yellow fin tuna
Cheryl & René
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Leaving the Marquesas

Leaving the Marquesas was a several step process for us. Provision the boat and say goodbye to friends in Taiohae where most of our time was spent. Sail eastish to Baie des Controlleur, anchor in Hooumi to do laundry and top up with delicious well water. Re-anchor at Hakapaa

At anchor in Ua Pou
Cheryl & René
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Ua Pou, Marquesas

Finally we made the big trip to the island of Ua Pou (Wah-Poe). It’s only 29 nm from Nuku Hiva and the angle of sail is usually perfect in both directions which is really so rare as most cruisers can attest to but word is that the anchorages aren’t comfortable unless

Cheryl with a Tiki
Cheryl & René
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Tikis in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Ancient Tikis can be found throughout the forests of the Marquesian mountains and valleys. New Tikis are carved everyday from stone, wood, bone or coral and the tiki motif plays a significant