Sunday, June 4, 2017

Camp Makemo

Four boats left the main pass at Makemo for the southeast anchorage:

s/v Pangaea, s/v Shindig, s/v Alcyone and s/v Magic

The girls did a morning hike around the island

Nancy, Rob, Brian, Mike and I all did some kiting

Mike helping me set up

Mike out wilderness kiting

Our launch beach under water

David, Katie, Mike, NapoleĆ³n, Nolan, Gabriel, and Brian (Lisa was shooting)

We met David and his friends since childhood Gabriel, Napoleon, and Nolan. They were harvesting copra and were at this anchorage for 2-3 week stretches. They were wonderful to us, came to our boats and serenaded us, guided us on a hike and showed us their copra operation, shared coconut water and meat with us and even planted a tree for each of us. 

Nolan and Gabriel

Brian and Lisa

David, Katie and Mike

Gabriel chopping coconuts

Mike, Brian and David

The view from Gabi's house

We had so much fun together with hikes, snorkeling, kiteboarding and socializing that we started referring to it as "Camp Makemo".  And, as most camp experiences go, no one really wanted to leave.

First Mate Kate

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