French Polynesia

Aranui III

 

This year I didn’t plan any journey to French Polynesia. I planned to visit this part of the Earth, but on a different itinerary. First Samoa (two islands), then 20 days of cruising on a small yacht, Bounty Bay. Itinerary: Samoa – Swains Island (American Samoa), Tokelau, Phoenix Islands (Kiribati). The cruise was supposed to end in Tuvalu (I was going to stay there for a week and celebrate my birthday). From there a flight to Yasawa Islands (Fiji), then Wallis and Futuna Island. At the end of the voyage one week stay in The Kingdom of Tonga. The whole trip was planned to take 45 days.

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French Polynesia, Society Islands

Huahine

 

Huahine is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Leeward Islands group (Iles sous le Vent).

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French Polynesia, Tuamotu

Rangiroa

 

Rangiroa (meaning “Vast Sky” in Tuamotuan) or Te Kokota, is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and one of the largest in the world (although it is smaller than Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and Huvadhu in the Maldives). It is located in the Palliser group. The nearest atoll is Tikehau, located only 12 km to the West.

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Marquesas, French Polynesia

Teuaua

 

Teuaua is a tiny island south-west of the island Ua Huka, also known as Bird Island or the Motu Manu. It is a breeding ground for millions of terns, whose eggs, unfortunately, are constantly filched by the Ua Huka’s inhabitants.

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Marquesas, French Polynesia

Ua Huka

 

Ua Huka is one of the Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is situated in the northern group of the archipelago, approximately 25 mi (40 km). 42 km to the east of Nuku Hiva, at 8°54′S 139°33′W

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