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    Tuamotus – Fakarava

    Leaving Raroia on August 15th. we set a course in a westerly tack towards our next destination in the Tuamotus chain of atolls, Kauehi. The passage there took two days  encountering  some uncomfortable seas enroute. We struggled to make it through the Aritikamino pass having to apply full motor power to overcome the current and thankful to reach the calm waters of another beautiful lagoon. We spent three relaxing days here and experienced some final drama after Mare’s anchor became entangled in the coral reef which necessitated a flash light assisted, snorkel mission by Axel to dislodge it as we set forth on the short sail to Fakarava. Fakarava is the…