Try to say that fast without sounding like your swearing! We have been inside the Atoll Fakarava for 2 days now. Our last 2 days of sailing here were awful as the wind shifted to the south and we ended up close hauled beating hard on the wind again. But we are over that now. Its amazing how you can be out to sea for 5 days and have a rough terrible sail and curse to yourself up and down that you'll never do this again, and then one day inside these beautiful anchorages and the terrible passage seems to just fade away.
We have reprovisioned at the small village here and once again enjoyed the French influence and engorged ourselves on French baguettes. We have also picked up AL and Tash, our friends from Calgary who will be with us here in paradise for the next two weeks.
We are off to the southern end of the atoll as we have heard that the snorkeling is the best the Tuamotos has to offer.