RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS 2015
We made the crossing from Tahiti to Rarotonga in 6 days. The weather was good and we only had to motor a few hours , the rest of the time we were making between 6 and 7 knots.
Rarotonga is an old volcanic atoll with many places to swim, snorkel, dive and hike.
The island is covered by green vegetation. It normally rains often, but not this "El Niño" year.
We had some fun hiking the taller ponit of the island, "The Needle".
FRENCH POLYNESIA 2015
After 23 days of sailing with good trade winds, we arrived in Nuku Hiva (The Marquesas) on September 15th. We also visited Ahe (Tuamotu Islands) and Tahiti.
The culture and folklore of the locals, the beautiful landscape have made these islands legendary among sailors ever since their discovery.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the most wonderful places on the world to see and study wildlife. Each island has a particular environment that makes every little spot a special place to develop different kinds of wildlife from penguins to tropical species.
We spent almost one month there and were sailing from Panama to there about 9 days.