Taking the fish from the "Parc de Poisson"
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Fish, Fish and More Fish

When we got word that the Cobia 3 supply ship was coming in to pick up a load of Parrot Fish we decided to delay our departure to the day after so René could help with getting the fish ready. Valentine’s nephew Jean also has a “parc de poisson” here too

Gaston and Valentine
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Making Friends

Valentine has discontinued the small pearl farm that she ran for about 8 years but she still has enough pearls and miscellaneous bits and pieces to have some fun making things. As we were the only boat there Valentine had a bit of time on her hands so I suggested that we play with pearls. She thought that was a great idea

One days catch in the Parc de Piosson
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Parc de Poisson

After our seafood extravaganza at Anse Amyot we hopped over to Apataki to have a small part welded at the carenage where they also haul out and store boats. The job was done within an hour of bringing it ashore and the price was very reasonable. Picking up 40 eggs there for Valentine gave us a chance to meet her Aunt who has a pet nurse shark about 6 feet lo

Toau, wow
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Seafood Galore

Before leaving Fakarava René had the chance to play Petonque with some locals. The language barrier always makes things somewhat challenging but somehow the particulars of scoring and basic rules were conveyed. René made a few very good throws but got squashed anyway. The next atoll west is Toau which has one pass

Not such a good picture of a anchor bridle
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

You Just Never Know

The nasty weather we encountered en route to Fakarava was something we hadn’t counted on and frankly were a little miffed about but we came through it without difficulty. The strongest wind we encountered was 48.5 knots at sea, while at anchor the higher winds were mostly in the 20s. Other cruisers were not so lucky