Polynesian legend says that Oro, the God of peace and fertility would use his rainbows to visit the earth. He offered to the oysters' mother of pearl its iridescence and thus, gave Tahitian Pearls their amazing spectrum of colours.
Blue notes are found everywhere on Gypsy Blues, and not only coming from our iPod. Every time we change the propane tank, defrost the freezer, change the oil in the Honda 2000i portable generator or the outboard engines we post a blue note.
After a very squally night of sailing we arrived at Rangiroa with no wind. Rangiroa is the largest of all these atolls with a tremendous amount of water leaving the lagoon through the passes, sometimes reaching 6 knots, so entry and exit must be timed for slack tide, which still gives you an outflow of at least 1.5 knots.
During our walk through town we met Fedra who invited us to visit his/her family's "ferme perlier". Anybody who has visited French Polynesia will understand my reference to Fedra as his/her or he/she. You see, Fedra, as far as we could tell is male, but acts, sounds and dresses like a female.