Oh my goodness how time flies - we are now definitely into 'island time' and the days fly by and suddenly we realize that we have not posted to our blog for days and days!
Just to give you a quick recap - we arrived in Tahiti safely after night of squalls, heavy rainsand winds that couldn't make up their minds regarding direction. We sailed into the safety of the Papeete inner reef channel a week ago in a beautiful sunny afternoon.
We were able to tie up to a mooring buoy at the Marina Tiana just a quick bus ride away from 'downtown' Papeete.
We picked up Minetta and Nicholas (our daughter and her boyfriend) at the airport on Saturday, August 20th, spent a couple of days exploring the island (including a few trips to the Papeete Marche (public market) and out to the beach where Billabong Surfers were having their international competition.
We then sailed over to Moorea with the approach being in heavy rains and fog so that we had to turn on the radar! We are now safely moored in Baie d' Opunohu (sp?) 2.5 km from Cook's Bay.
We have found an internet cafe to enter this message but we are quickly running out of time! Our Sailmail connection is really affected negatively when we anchor in mountainous bays so our regular blog entries are not getting through as timely as we would like. We suspect it will improve once we get back out into the open water on our way to the island of Huahine (in 3-4 days...).
Until then we wish you all well...
Cath and Bill