Transit Across Apataki

We were surprised this morning with a knock at our boat by Brice a friendly local we met yesterday. He stopped by to give us black pearls and coconuts. As we talked story we learned about a beautiful motu north east that we were permitted to gather coconuts, coconut crabs, […]

No Need For A Hot Shower

As we explore Motu Rua Vahine, southern Apataki, and resting from busy Pape’ete we try to stay in the shade because it is hot.  We wouldn’t say the humidity is higher than the southern United States, but the heat has brought the sea water temperature high enough that our afternoon […]

Where did the wind go?

We were sailing along and last night around midnight the wind disappeared. We had maybe a 5 knot breeze so we pulled over to Apataki. We found a sweet motu on the south end, called Vahine, and anchored to rest. We are both super tired but jumped in the crystal […]