— The website of the Sailing Vessel Beatrix, Kelly-Peterson 44 #276 (1980).


Mexico to the Marquesas
Checking into French Polynesia
In the Marquesas
Manihi, Ahe, and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipeligo

Marquesas (Nuka Hiva) to Tuamotu (Mahini)

June 13 to 18, 543 nm

In the NW Tuamotu Atolls

Manihi: June 18 to 29

Manihi to Ahe: 31 nm.

Ahe: June 29 to July 2

Ahe to Rangiroa: 103 nm.

Rangiroa: July 3 to July 16


Above: The Passe Tairapu is the only entrance to Manihi. The town dock of Village Paeua fronts the pass.


Below: Village Paeua from the top of Beatrix's mast. The pass is visible in the middle ground. Note the long coral flats beyond the cardinal marker.


Above: Motu Pomariorio on Rangiroa is identified in the guides as a good West side anchorage, but we discovered it is a wonderfully peaceful and secluded place to visit.

We "discovered" a dinghy pass through the coral to this quiet, sandy cove. Nobody lives here, although there is a simple shelter here.


Below: Beatrix anchored in the distance in 8 meters, off the Motu. . We spent three nights here all by ourselves, snorkeling and enjoying the serenity and beauty of the spot.

As this was a quieter and more secluded anchorage we motored the 6 miles to the Blue Lagoon on two of the days, then returned to this spot.

Last modified: January 01 1970 00:00