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FAIR WEATHER in Tahiti would change when “the big seas slowed us down as they crashed over our bow” as the family made for a spot in the ocean to view the eclipse. “Thirty miles might not seem that far, but sailing into the wind nearly doubled the distance and took precious time,” writes Tim Rayle.

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Travelogue: Eclipse in Tahiti

During our epic journey sailing across the Pacific Ocean with our family of four, we had the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, just south of Tahiti. It required a challenging overnight sail and a little bit of effort to view 100 percent totality.

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