Rangiroa, and the resurrection of Honey Bee!

From Apataki, we sailed overnight to Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world, with an unbelievably long 42nm lagoon. When anchored at one side, you can’t even see the other side of the lagoon; it just looks like a vast lake. Due to its huge size, Rangiroa’s passes have extremely strong currents, usually outflowing at river-rapid speeds. We barely made it inside with Aldebaran at full throttle.

Rangiroa is also the “metropolis” of Tuamotos, a cultural and educational hub for many of the regional atolls. Dancers were practicing every night for upcoming competitions.

The exciting news for you, dear reader, is that in Rangiroa we got our new Mavic drone, Honey Bee 2 !

Our new crew mate Jewels, joining us for the leg to Tahiti, brought us the package. DJI’s insurance was still processing our claim, and we were sadly contemplating months without the incredible aerial views we’ve been enjoying in French Polynesia. We really didn’t want to miss out on sharing these images with you.

Thankfully we have been receiving generous support via our Green Coco Patrons for our media, which helped us make the decision– we purchased another Mavic drone while waiting for our damaged one to get fixed!

We are so grateful for all the support, and the ability to continue recording our voyage and sharing these amazing views. Deep thanks!!


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