Hao Eclipse 2010
We sailed 850 miles upwind from Tahiti to watch the July 11, 2010 total solar eclipse on the Tuamotus island of Hao in French Polynesia. It turns out that the two co-founders of Google (Larry Page and Sergey Brin) also came to that island to watch the eclipse. This photo was taken next to the yacht "Tia Moana" which was rented by the Googlers for the event. You can see them setting up with lots of telescopes to watch the event. Larry Page can just barely be seen near the center of the crowd - he is wearing a pair of white rimmed sunglasses. Another notable former Googler is Scott Hassan in the center with his back facing the camera.
South of Fakarava Atoll, Raimiti close to Tetamanu Village
Taxi boat to the south of Fakarava - The only way to go to RAIMITI
Pontoon of Havaki Guesthouse
PK9 pink sand beach of Fakarava
Lagon vert in Fakarava
This is a view fromt he southeast anchorage in the lagoon of Manihi - an atoll in the Tuamotus of Fre...
This photo was taken from the village of Manihi (a Tuamotus atoll in French Polynesia) at the main pa...
Going to dive in Tiputa Pass of Rangiroa atoll
A visit to Tahiti and her islands is akin to stumbling upon a parallel universe where fantasy is just another form of reality and hedonistic daydreams come to life. French Polynesia has captivated the world's imagination since 19th-century European explorers first set foot upon her steamy shores."