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Leg 9

Conni and Bill Cruise in French Polynesia

It's been quite an interesting time since we were last on Wings. Home has not been boring!

We will return to French Polynesia via our now-known route, hauling our blue boxes of gear. We'll land in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia and immediately hop aboard a local flight to Raiatea. Wings is still on stands in the Raiatea Carenage yard, but she'll be in "project mode" for at least a week, so we're staying at the Pension Tiare Nui until Wings is in a livable condition.

Unlike previous years, we have no visitors on this leg, and we plan to focus on relaxation and moderate travel among the various island groups of which French Polynesia is composed.

Conni is still working and simply cannot leave her clients for six months, so we're returning to the US and home in mid-July.

Since we have no specific traveling plans, I'm as curious as you must be to learn where we'll visit.

Preparation and Planning

We arrive in Raiatea

Our first day of work

Day two of work

Day three of work

Day five of work

Our Road Trip

Days of working

Our last day on Raiatea

We Arrive in Taha'a

We Tour the Ha'amene Area and Visit a Vanilla Plantation

Our First Day in Tapuamu Bay

Scenes from Tapu'amu

We Tour Another Vanilla Plantation

We Visit Fa'aroa Bay

Our First Day in Huahine

We Move from Fare to Bourayne Bay

D'Avea Bay

Avea Bay, Huahine to Opunohu Bay, Moorea

Opunohu Bay to Marina du Papeete, Tahiti

Scenes from Papeete

A Stroll in Papeete

By Ferry to Moorea

Our Friday Afternoon Stroll in Papeete

We Enjoy Saturday in Papeete

From Papeete, Tahiti to Raiatea

Decommissioning Wings



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