Tuamotu part 2 – Toau, Apataki & Secret spot

The Tuamotu has been everything we could have imagined and more. I personally would love to spend 3-4 months exploring these amazing islands, with clear warm water, steady trade winds, an abundance of fish, seafood, deserted beaches, perfect waves, world class scuba diving,  kite boarding, windsurfing, spear fishing and most of all friendly, welcoming people. Whilst still in Fakarava, our newest crew member, Moji went ashore and befriended Sophie, a French girl who had had enough of the rat race in Paris and moved to this Atoll…

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Removing the microwave on a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2

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The microwave on Squander gave up the ghost recently – not bad I guess seeing it’s been used fairly constantly for 8 years. Trying to access the microwave proved to be an interesting puzzle, and repeated searches of Google didn’t turn up anything… So I stared at it for a long time, unscrewed a few screws and slowly and mostly without damage managed to solve the puzzle. STEP 1: Remove the top vent – it should just pop out with a bit of help STEP 2 –…

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Marquesas to the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The Marquesas are widely reported as being the most beautiful islands in the Pacific. For us they certainly represented a wonderful landfall after the long sail from the Galapagos islands, however in our hearts we knew the Tuamotu archipelago was a lot more our style. So we collectively made a decision to wrap things up in the Marquesas as fast as possible, do the necessary paperwork to clear into French Polynesia, buy as much fresh fruit and vegetables as we could and head south to the Tuamotu.…

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