08-Jul-2012, Marina Taina, Tahiti
We are now into the first week of July and still in Tahiti. Time flies!
Civilization (or what's commonly considered as such...)16-Jun-2012, Moored at Marina Taina, Tahiti
We arrived in Tahiti yesterday morning (Friday, 15JUN) and are now berthed at Marina Taina, just SW of Papeete. On the way in we realized that we had been sailing next to Astarté the night before, at a 3-4nm distance. LOTS of boats around, very busy, a funny contrast to the last 6 month. Made a short excursion to the famous (among cruisers) Carrefour here... very nice, but also made us realize that we didn't really miss anything much during the past months. Had a very nice dinner out last night when Karen and Larry from Panta Rhey walked by - very nice to catch up with them (and an awesome rasberry cake for desert aboard Panta Rhey - thanks Karen and Larry!). Now we have to source some spares before Nicky and Papa head off to Germany tomorrow night. Stay tuned...
Land ho!15-Jun-2012, En route to Tahiti
Tahiti came in sight at dawn this morning. Now (0630) local timethe rising sun starts to paints the mountain peaks (max = 2200m) in a beautiful orange-pink. We hope to pass Point Venus (where Captain Cook observed the Transit of Venus in 1769) between 0900 and 1000 and then reach the harbour by mid-day. All is well aboard, stay tuned...
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