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Posted on Sep 15

The Society Islands-Part 2

French Polynesia

The Leeward Islands

John’s sister and her husband flew into Tahiti to join us on Rhythm for a week. After a few days in the Windward Islands, we decided it was time to explore some of the less-visited islands of The Societies, the Leeward Islands....

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Posted on Sep 01

The Society Islands-Part 1

French Polynesia

The Windward Islands

Tahiti is the most populated of French Polynesia's 118 islands, and it's probably the most well known.  French Polynesia's capital city, Papeete, is found there. Because Tahiti and its sister island, Moorea, are so well...

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Posted on Aug 18

Long Stay Visa-Part 2

French Polynesia

After all the confusion that took place in Part 1 of our Long Stay Visa process, we didn't have high hopes for what was to come. Our original plan was the same as many cruisers, to make landfall in the windward islands of the Marquesas and then...

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Posted on Jul 21

Thoughts on the Tuamotus

Tuamotus and French Polynesia

If the Marquesas Islands are the land of plenty, then the Tuamotus are the land of none. That doesn't seem fair to say. There’s certainly more beauty in this place than some have ever witnessed, but…it has my braining spinning. Nothing seems to...

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Posted on Jun 21

The Marquesas-Part 3 Ua Poa

Marqueses and French Polynesia

We spent 5 nights at this lovely island, anchoring first in Hakahau Bay, the main village on the island, and then in Hakahetau Bay. The anchorage in Hakahau is small, about 8 boats could fit “comfortably” in the bay. With 8 sailboats...