Friday, July 20, 2007

July 19, 2007 - Apataki, Tuamotus, French Polynesia

Yesterday Sten and I finally displayed some patience and common sense with regard to night entrances. We left Ahe too late in the day to make it through the pass at Apataki before sunset. So, rather than risking the pass in the dark, we spent the night hove to in the lee of the atoll, waiting until the sun was high in the sky to make a go at the pass. Patience paid off. If we had relied upon the chartplotter, which thus far in French Polynesia has been completely accurate, we would have either put ourselves on the reef coming through the pass or hit an unmarked reef once we were inside the lagoon. So, umm, glad we didn't do that.

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