Fakarava, Tuamotus, French Polynesia

Mark & Sue Owen
Thu 25 Jun 2015 02:02

16:03.56S 145:37.34W


We arrived at the North pass (Passe Garue) in to the atoll of Fakarava in plenty of time for the second slack water of the day; one hour before low water by our calculation.  We were keen to enter the atoll so that we had adequate time to anchor in daylight, especially as the deep water anchorage off the village of Rotoava is scratchy in places.  At the entrance to the pass the water was swirling around with the last hour of the ebb current. It became a bit choppy as we proceeded with 2 knots against us, but it was not at all uncomfortable and we were welcomed in to the lagoon by a pod of dolphins.


That evening we enjoyed a glorious sunset in an anchorage with the flattest of water and had the best night’s sleep in a long, long time.


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