Rangiroa & Tikehau, The Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
Jul 22, 2013Limited, anyone with the link
Photo: Skipjack Tuna
Photo: It doesn't look like it here, but the pass entering Rangiroa was squirrely: wind opposing the 4 knot outgoing current had us chugging away at 1 knot!
Photo: Our pet remoras for the week!  One actually followed our dinghy clear across the anchorage.
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Photo: Travis' retirement job.  He'll eat his profits in his first week.
Photo: Laundry AND fresh fish?!  Score!  So long as the two don't mix.
Photo: Bustling downtown Rangiroa
Photo: Oyster shells cover the front of the local church...
Photo: ...and the grotto.
Photo: School is in session
Photo: So many new fish to see!  This one is from the Surgeonfish family.  If you look closely, you can see a hard scale at the base of his tail which he can use defensively to cut other fish -like a surgeon's scalpel.
Photo: The best shot we could get of Spotted Eagle Rays
Photo: Napoleon Fish...
Photo: ...he ain't got no complex:  he's huge!!
Photo: Parrotfish
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Photo: Hawksbill Sea Turtle
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Photo: Soldier Fish
Photo: Soldier Fish
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Photo: Just chillin' out -we've seen quite a few of these, doing just this.
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