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and provisions arrive weekly, leaving markets empty until they are able to restock. The land belt emerging from the sea is covered with flora typical of the coral zone, limiting vegetation. While the soil is poor for crop growth and fruit trees, the coconut palms are plentiful. The scarcity of provisions may be a hardship for those residing in the atolls, but such isolation is also the appeal. A relaxed lifestyle immersed in the beautiful scenery attracts those near and far to experience its magic. Here, the air smells of tiare and plumeria disrupted by the occasional burning of palms. For surfers, waves are scarce, but when all the elements align, patience is rewarded with empty lineups and water clear as gin. Sailing onward towards Tahiti, we continue our hunt for perfect waves and let Mother Nature determine our time. The art of sailing and exploration keeps us in the moment here in French Polynesia. We do not plan our days by the hour, but by the light of day along with wind predictions and incoming swell reports. As we navigate this delicate partnership with the ocean and everything above it, we’ve learned that Mother Nature has the ultimate veto; our only option is to flow with her. The next destination keeps us going, and the draw to experience perfect waves with a couple of friends makes it all well worth the wait. Sent from our sailboat. Follow us on Instagram on as we continue our journey through the South Pacific at @sailgarbo.

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