Category Archives: Society Islands

Twin Peaks – Bora Bora

As we approached the island from the south, the twin peaks (Otemanu and Pahia), with waves crashing on the surrounding reef provided a magnificent backdrop.  After entering the lagoon we made our way to an anchorage between the island of … Continue reading

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Raiatea and Taha’a

Raiatea is only 35nm from Huahine, a short and easy sail.  We sailed through the main pass off the town of Uturoa to access the lagoon, then made our way to Apooiti Marina where we picked up a mooring, and … Continue reading

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Two Weeks on Huahini

Our overnight passage from Tahiti was fast and bouncy, and once again we had the problem of slowing Pipistrelle down enough to ensure that we arrived in daylight.  The wind shadow from these islands extends a long way, 4 miles … Continue reading

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Tahiti and Moorea

We met Jane and John originally in Baiona, Northern Spain during their 12 year circumnavigation in Tara III, and they followed us to Povoa da Varzim in Portugal in 2008.  After that we returned to the UK for six months … Continue reading

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