French Polynesia has recently allowed boat traffic between archipelagos again (no flights yet). Therefore everybody here in the Gambier is eager to leave, because winter has arrived with a strong, cold Southeasterly (mara’amu) howling over the islands.
Even though the direction of this mara’amu would be good to sail to the warm Tuamotus, conditions are a bit too rough to be fun (4 m waves), so we’re waiting for the next weather window.

In the meantime we’re busy writing and working on the boat, wearing socks and hoodies in the evenings while having a mulled cider for sundowner (instead of the usual cold beer).

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