Wednesday, June 14, 2017

South Fakarava

We had a fabulous downwind sail from Tahanea to Fakarava.

We had the spinnaker up and it was so fun that I hand steered for four hours! We arrived mid-afternoon to the clearest waters we have seen!

And yes... those are sharks!  Black-Tipped Reef sharks, though, so they shouldn't be too interested in us as a meal.

The little town of South Fakarava consists of a dive shop/restaurant, a few piers, a church, and a few small houses.

Snowy Egret on the pier

Part of the dive operation

Coral-rich waters near the pass
A man washes his dog while black-tip sharks circle

The sharks swim in the very shallow waters and their fins peak out of the surface

Rich, turquoise blue waters surround the coral in the deeper areas

 The town and the view of the pass
The restaurant which also is a wifi center
Solar support!
The church
The bright, Polynesian colors welcome you with a sign saying that all are welcome
The inside of the church is decorated with shell tile and strung shells formed into flowers
Close-up view
Lisa and Katie sitting in a tree...literally.  There were two seats for us.  The view can't be beat!

First Mate Kate

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