Tag Archives: French Polynesia

Chapter XXI – Tahiti

Almost every person I ever talked to about Tahiti during the voyage was disappointed with it – and we were not an exception. If you would ask a visitor to describe Tahiti in one word, probably the word you would … Continue reading

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Chapter XX – From Gambier Islands to Tahiti

This is the story of one of the grimmest passages I ever had on Lorraine-D. It wasn’t supposed to be long – the distance between Mangareva and Tahiti is only 800 miles, and the voyage was supposed to be about … Continue reading

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Chapter XIX – From Pitcairn Island to Mangareva

When we started the voyage to Gambier Islands, a group of islands in the south-eastern end of French Polynesia, the weather was bad, with 25-knots wind blowing steadily behind us and gusts of heavy rain. We could see the rain … Continue reading

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