We recently updated and/or added a few documents to our website that might be helpful to folks headed to FP this season.
1. Updated Document on "Obtaining a Long Stay Visa for French Polynesia". Rules changed in Jan 2016. Funneling thru Panama
? Thats one of the best places to get your Long Stay Visa at the French Consulate. We have heard 3 weeks or less from start to finish.
2. A year long accumalation of prices and types of items you can find in the stores in the Marquesas
. This includes fuel(iDiesel, Gas, Butane) prices. Might help you with provisioning
3. Linda wrote an article on Ciguereta in French Polynesia
and assume it would apply to the Caribe as well.
4. A trick we have used for decades to keep gooseneck barnacles
off the topsides while underway. Don't laugh it works and you can tell who arrived that used this trick or not.
5. What weather
information we found helpful during the past 14 months in FP
The above docs can be found on our website by clicking the tab "Other Good Stuff"
Be sure to grab the most recent copy of the Marquesas
& Tuamotu guides from the Soggy Paws website. One of the most widely used guides and best of all it's free!
Chuck & Linda