Leaving Rimatara

December 2, 2022 By Andrea Downey-Lauenburg

Tomorrow, we leave Rimatara for the Austral Islands, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn the second time. However, shortly afterwards we turn North again for the Duke of Gloucester Island that are still part of French Polynesia. In a leisurely fashion we will visit several and atolls including several former nuclear test sites. The boat is fully stocked which will give us in the actual configuration six weeks of lavish life without having to actually make landfall to shop. In this area most atolls are barely populated, if at all.