Some sharks as seen while snorkeling (sorry no scuba pics)
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Wall of Sharks

After cleaning the boat with some of the water we caught in the first days in Fakarava we weighed anchor and set sail for the south pass. We anchored with 3 other boats, one of which was Iguana whom we met a few days previously. As it turns out, Jack from Iguana is a master diver and arranged for a number of people to dive the pass. Having always been a seri

Fakarava what to see and do map
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Where the Wind Blew Us

When we left Tahiti we had the Tuamotu atoll of Fakarava in mind but were fully prepared to see where the wind would blow us. The forecast was for moderate east winds for a few days followed by very light winds for several more. Again the weather guessers were WRONG. We began with a long tack heading southward fromTahitithen another heading NE to clear the i

Our new flat screen TV
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

TV Or No TV, That Is The Question

While spending all that time inTahiti waiting for our package we went to the big Carrefour grocery store many many times and bought more and more food each time for our long visit in the Tuamotus then Marquesas. At this big grocery store they have a whole electronics section and while checking out the portable hard drive

Us with Tik and Carol in our cockpit going crazy again.
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Tahiti again?

During our boisterous upwind sail from Huahine to Moorea en route toTahiti we caught a NICE Mahi Mahi, mmmmmm. Since our timing didn’t work out as planned we ended up racing the final 4 miles toward the pass at Opunohu Bay on water that felt perfectly flat, in the dark at 8+ knots! The lighted bouys and lights on shore were so clearly visible

See the Blue Eye's
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Huahine’s Sacred Eels

Eastward from Raiatea in the Society Islands there is Huahine, a main island connected to a smaller island by a bridge with a fringing reef and a few motu (small reef islands) making it much the same as the other society islands in its geological configuration. Huahine has little tourism with a total of