September 20, 2012
Underway position at 0800UTC: 16°56'S 154°36'W
Our stay at Maupihaa was so amazing. When it came time to say Bon Voyage it was lump in the throat, tears time. By far our favorite stop in our 5 month visit to French Polynesia. A huge thanks to Hio, Puaiti, Faimano and Adrian for the making us part of their amazing island family. It was also great to spend time with Harry and Christine of s/v Moyo.
Snorkeling outside the pass was the best in French Polynesia as well... Fakarava South pass was a close second, but the remote nature of the Maupihaa combined with the multitude of sharks, rays, turtles, rays, ship wreck, max depth of 20-25 meters in the channel and super clear water made this tops.
Feeling the pressure of the impending cyclone season we are moving on this weather window as the next system looks to be a monster with a 1036 High forecast and a nasty low to boot.
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