|Perry with our Dreamsicle-colored spinnaker.|
Photo courtesy of Marie-Claude Osterrath.
|Flotilla for birthday relay races.|
Of course, we have lots of inconveniences that 'normal' people don't. During one relatively calm crossing when we should have gotten a lot of rest, the freezer decided to stop working in the middle of the night, requiring Matt to replace yet another black box controller. On the same night, the generator stopped working and Matt had to troubleshoot it and replace the impeller.
|A pearl farm in Raroia (Tuamotos).|
|That's Mark in the yellow circle. Baie Hatiheu (Marquesas).|
We'll hang out in Tahiti for a bit to see if we can get our mainsail restitched and restock on some boat parts. Then we'll head through the rest of French Polynesia until we have to leave by the end of July.
|Our anchorage in Baie D'Anaho (Marquesas).|
|Mark adding a memento to the Thor Heyerdahl memorial (Tuamotos).|
|A lot of the towns are energy independent with solar panels|
and rainwater collection systems.
|Copra collection hut on Taotaona (Tuamotos)|
|Mark with a black tip reef shark in Fakarava (Tuamotos)|
|Baiting sharks. Anyone for a swim?|
|A Napolean fish so big that it has 2 remoras. Not that they're picky.|
One tried to attach itself repeatedly to Matt's leg while diving.