Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - Feeding the Sting Rays
20 June 2007 | En Route from Moorea to Huahine, French Polynesia
This morning Bob, Dana and I joined the crew of another boat and traveled by dinghy to an area in the lagoon where local dive boats feed sting rays and black tip reef sharks for the tourists. We stood in the water while dozens of large, harmless rays swam around us and into us looking for food. At the same time there were about a dozen sharks also looking for a handout. It was quite amazing and we never felt threatened.
Sand Dollar weighed anchor at 2:20 PM for the 90 mile overnight passage from Moorea to Huahine, an island not frequented by tourists but very popular among cruisers. We have had 10-12 knots of wind on the starboard quarter making for a fairly comfortable trip. We expect to make landfall by 8 AM. All else is well onboard.