Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Raroia, Tuamotu - Kon-Tiki and more Snorkeling

July 4, 2012
Raroia Atoll, Tuamotu, French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean
Anchorage Position near Village: 16°02.4156'S 142°28.2738'W

Yesterday was a lazy day of reading, reading and then more reading. I polished off the 600 page 'Matterhorn - A novel of the Vietnam war by Karl Marlantes' definitely the best war novel I've ever read. I also recently read '1491 - New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charels C. Mann' and 'The Wave by Susan Casey both of which would get two thumbs up as well.

Today we're headed to the motu where Thor Heyerdahl's craft, Kon-Tiki ended it's voyage when it crashed onto Raroia atolls Eastern reef. Regis will be taking us in his panga as well as the three young Norwegian guys aboard s/v Peace, Love and Happiness. After the Kon-Tiki we'll head over to the pass for some more drift diving and snorkeling on the outside wall.

That's it for now.