Friday, January 5, 2018


One of our last stops in Makemo before heading out the West pass was a place Mid-Mo.  So named by me because it is sort of in the middle of Makemo.

This was a picture perfect spot that we enjoyed with Kenny and Betsy from S/V Alcyone.

BTW, a note on traversing the lagoon.  Check out the image below.  See all those little specs.  Those are called bommies.  They are coral outcroppings that come to the surface and they are everywhere.
When moving around in the lagoon, Nancy will be the spotter on the bow and communicate to me if there is a danger ahead.  Many of the bommies are charted but many are not.   We travel only in the day time and when the sun is overhead or behind us.  The bommies are very visible and are easily avoided if you are paying attention.

Makemo lagoon is sprinkled with bommies

Here is what a bommie looks like under water.  It is about 2 to 3 feet below the surface.

Rob and Nancy in a Tropical Paradise

Kenny and Betsy of  S/V Alcyone posing for the paparazzi 

Shindig and Alcyone at Mid-mo

Little baby black tip sharks in the shallows

Lots of strawberry crabs

Debris on the windward side of the atoll.  Sadly common on most atolls we visited.

Unobstructed sunset

Bommies make excellent snorkel spots!

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