Monthly Archives: August 2010

Trip to Rarotonga

On Sunday, before leaving Aitutaki, we went ashore and used our scooters to go to the hotel Tamanu Beach which has WIFI for rent. Made some Skype calls home to our daughters, downloaded weather data, wrote blog posts, etc. Then … Continue reading

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Photos of Aitutaki

We have spent a few days exploring Aitutaki. Scooters are the common form of travel and we were able to rent them for a reasonable fee for a few days. We have traveled most of the roads and dirt roads … Continue reading

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Reef Encounter

Wednesday night started out with a beautiful sunset. There were squalls on the horizon with huge fluffy clouds lit up in a thousand shades of red and orange. The winds had started clocking around to the north as forecasted. We … Continue reading

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First Days in Aitutaki

Sorry about the delay in blog posts, Internet is hard to find in Aitutaki. We arrived in Aitutaki on Tuesday at about 10 AM. We had reports from our friends on s/v “Songline” that they left Aitutaki at high tide … Continue reading

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Approaching Aitutaki

We are only 15 miles from Aitutaki at 7:30 AM this morning. We expect to arrive in a couple of hours in light winds. The pass here is particularly challenging – very narrow, and very shallow. But, we should make … Continue reading

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Last Days in Bora Bora

Since Karen got back on Wednesday, we have been trying to pack in our final sightseeing. There is a weather system moving through the south Pacific next week that will influence our weather for our trip to the Cook Islands. … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Package

While Karen was in the US, we bought a number of boat parts and supplies and hard to find provisions. Whenever someone is coming to visit the boat from home, its a great opportunity to have them bring us stuff … Continue reading

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Fakarava Shark Video

During our dives in Fakarava, we took lots of underwater photos and some video clips of the sharks. You can read more about the dive and see the photos in this post. Fakarava is well known for its large populations … Continue reading

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Bora Bora Bike Tour

On Sunday we went to the village in Bora Bora on the main island. We intended to rent regular bikes at the local Avis, but they were closed because it was a Sunday. A local told us to try another … Continue reading

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Bora Bora Update

We arrived last Thursday in Bora Bora. There was some stormy weather for a couple of days which kept us mostly confined to the boat. We did manage to go ashore to the Bora Bora Yacht Club and meet up … Continue reading

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