Happy 4th of July!
04 July 2012 | the Nukuhao comes to the Gambiers
it's Leave Eve!
We stepped outside to enjoy the beautiful sunrise this morning and we're delighted to see the supply ship winding its way through the well marked pass to the village.
Despite mixed messages about whether we would be able to purchase the fuel we wanted (some said you could only buy it in the 55 gallon drums) we, along with a few of the other cruising boats were able to get our jerry jugs filled at the dock. There was a flurry of activity at the pier as the stores and villages all came to the ship to pick up and buy supplies.
After successfully obtaining our diesel, we went to the Gendarme and checked out of Rikitea anticipating an early morning departure from this lovely little spot. Time to move on to the big city! We actually plan to go to Moorea to meet back up with Vicky on Inspiration at Sea before we hit the city lights of Papeete (on Tahiti), but the two islands are very close. We're really looking forward to seeing Moorea -- we never made it there in all the time we were in Tahiti 12 years ago and have heard from everyone that its a wonderful stop.
The Cetus Crew is going to Moorea!