Approaching Raroia
Approaching Raroia
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Rarioa
Rarioa

Google Earth image shows Garue Pass (left) and the bommie field we needed to navigate to transverse the lagoon to Kon Tiki Island on the other side (right).

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Our track across the lagoon on the chartplotter (note the lack of detail for navigation)

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Early Rairoa chart
Early Rairoa chart

by Erik Hesselberg, 1947

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svBeach House & rainbow

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Us on Jacaranda

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Us standing on the deck under a rainbow (Photo: Kim on svMaluhia)

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Jacaranda
Jacaranda

(Photo: Scott on svBeach House)

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Kon-Tiki Motu and the reef where the vessel shipwrecked in 1947

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Kon-Tiki under sail, 1947
Kon-Tiki under sail, 1947
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Kon-Tiki
Kon-Tiki

In Papeete, Tahiti after its removal from Raroia (1947)

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Kon-Tiki
Kon-Tiki

In Papeete, Tahiti after its removal from Raroia (1947)

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Kon-Tiki Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum

The original raft restored in the Museum in Oslo, Norway (internet photo)

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Kon-Tiki Museum
Kon-Tiki Museum

The original raft restored in the Museum in Oslo, Norway (internet photo)

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Chuck at the Kon-Tiki memorial on the motu

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Kon-Tiki Motu
Kon-Tiki Motu

Commemmorative plaque placed there by Heyerdahl's grandson after a reenactment of the voyage

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Kon-Tiki Motu
Kon-Tiki Motu
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On svBeach House
On svBeach House

Chuck with Scott and Nikki

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Ryan from svNaoma kiteboarding in front of the Kon-Tiki Motu

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Yoga on the beach

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Black tip shark with an aquarium escort

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Raroia
Raroia
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Fairy tern
Fairy tern
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Noddies nesting

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Noddy sitting on eggs

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Jacaranda anchored in the northeast corner of Raroia

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svMaluhia anchored near us in the northeast corner of Raroia

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Outer reef

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Fisherman's hut on the outer reef

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An FAD (Fish Attracting Device) washed ashore on the reef - probably from South America

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Gooseneck barnacles on the FAD raft found on the reef

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Electric sunset

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Electric sunset

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Electric sunset

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Jacaranda and sharks

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Jacaranda

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Outer reef

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Lizard

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Hermit crab

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Tridacna clams - jewels on the reef are collected for food

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Tridacna clam

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Giant moray eel at a cleaning station

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Tiny Nudibranch (about an inch in length) has a carnival costume

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Pin cushion star

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Octopus in shallow water changing color - Camouflage 1

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Octopus in shallow water changing color - Camouflage 2

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Octopus in shallow water changing color - Camouflage 3

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Octopus in shallow water changing color - Camouflage 4

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Garumaoa village (pop.240)
Garumaoa village (pop.240)

A typical Puamotan town where the Raroians live principally by fishing, copra cultivation, and pearl farming.

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Quay with a bicycle - the common mode of transportation on the atoll

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