Saturday, May 29, 2010


May 29, 2010
Position 16 03.7S 145 37.1W

Fakarava, Tuamotus
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.



  1. AnonymousMay 29, 2010

    Tash and Kevin (AL) glad to hear you have arrived safe and sound .Now all you have to do is ENJOY PARADISE .Mike says hi with envy in his eye,wishing he were with you .

    LUV Mom C

  2. AnonymousMay 30, 2010

    Thanks for the update Mike.Take care and enjoy the experience. Snow here last three days, that's Calgary eh!!! You are the envy of all of us.
    M & D K.

  3. Sailing sounds like having kids...