20 July 2012 | Anchored in Baie Hurepiti on the island of Tahaa, French Polynesia
We've moved back to Raiatea to try to buy the heating element we need for our water heater and to meet SV Shanti Ana who has our mail from Seattle. This trip, while short, was accomplished directly into the wind which peaked around 25 knots. So we motored.
This is the quietest night we have had in more than a week. The wind in this anchorage is calm. We came here so that we could have a secure night. Tomorrow we will move to Utoroa where we can shop for our part. The anchorage in Utoroa is NOT sheltered but the wind is scheduled to decrease.
Another reason to return is that the regional championships for the drumming and dancing will start on 7/22 in Patio (on the north side of Tahaa). Also, there are anchorages we haven't visited on Raiatea.
It will be nice to have an evening alone in an isolated anchorage with just the two of us.
The picture was taken at the Pearl Island Resort, but it is representative of how nice it is here generally.