Reasons 42 and 91 for bringing your boat to the South Pacific:
We took a hike up to the top of the “mountain” on the island of Maupiti and looked down at the pass (above), the lagoon inside the atoll where we are anchored (red arrow). Amazing views of nearly all sides of the island from the summit.
It was a sweaty hike with a bit of unroped scrambling. It felt good to use our legs after being stuck on the boat for a few days of bad weather. Worth the wait as well because we had perfect weather at the summit which we shared with the crew of L’Insousiance (who took the picture of us) and Tereva. There are 5 cruising boats in Maupiti and 3 of them had the same idea for this first sunny day after a few of rain and clouds. The boats gathered that evening for drinks.
The orange arrow in the photo marks the nearby kiting spot which we hope to have the wind to take advantage of soon.