We all know about Tahiti from our childhood thanks to a parrot from a cartoon. Why did the cartoon makers choose this very place? That’s not clear, as all French Polynesia is famous for its remarkable nature, turquoise water and Tiaré Flower aroma.
GLONASS satellites: French Polynesia, the Tuamotu Archipelago: Apataki Atoll.
Here we pass again through the already familiar narrow passage at the designated time.
Our meeting with Sedov gave us a sea . . . no . . . an ocean of sensations, meetings, stories, and new friends. We will tell you about everything gradually as soon as the first emotions settle down. And now, thanks to our stay in an area with good Internet coverage, our backlogs – adventures in the Tuamotu Archipelago (French Polynesia).
GLONASS satellites (red) and GPS satellites (blue).
We passed some mysterious coordinates en route from the Marquesas Islands to the Tuamotu Archipelago. 143 degrees west longitude.
The GLONASS system operates in the Pacific. The satellite signal is satisfactory. Sometimes the number of visible GLONASS satellites approaches that of GPS satellites.
Everything seems to be done on the Galapagos Islands. The gear is replaced, the seals are counted, GLONASS is tested and functioning well. So we can get out of here. Anyway, there is no more to do on the Galapagos Islands.
Our stay in Panama and preparations for the passage across the Pacific took so long that they even started bringing tourists to us. I’m dead serious. Boats with tourists circled around us, while a guide told them that it’s a Russian boat sailing under the Russian navigation system GLONASS. Everyone applauded.
The main thing’s done: a cruising guide to the Pacific islands with the promising name of “Landfalls of Paradise” is bought at an ungodly price.