This Maupiti motu has its own lagoon, u-shaped, with the tide flowing in on one side, and out the other.
With more of a “go fast” dinghy than ours, or a second kayak, we’d have spent more time exploring Muapiti’s motus.
We toyed with camping on a Maupiti motu, and instead were dissuaded by getting in some last minute internet before our wifi hiatus and then later by some wet, blustery weather.Somewhere down the road we’re due for a motu all to ourselves, where we plan to work on eliminating our tan lines and enjoying sunset and sunrise from our nearby tent.
View from the Maupiti motu beach across the lagoon. In the distance on the left is another motu, on the right is the “mainland” of Maupiti.
Written in Maupiti, our last stop in French Polynesia (S16.26.838 W152.14.690) and set to post while we’re underway on an 1,100+ mile passage to Pago Pago, American Samoa.We hope to stop for some R&R at Suwarrow in the Cook Islands along the way, though we expect no wifi in that remote location.
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