Underway to Tahiti
02 July 2008 | French Polynesia
We left Toau at about 6AM this morning. We waived goodbye to our new friends on Szel and wished we were staying another few days as well. Would have been better for sailing as well because today is a no wind day. It doesn't matter though because we are very excited to see our friends tomorrow at the air port!
We have also been keeping track of some internet friends on our sister ship O'Vive. Dave has been very helpful with info from the road ahead as we have progressed through the San Blas, the canal and the Pacific. O'Vive is tied up in front of Papeete on the main quay in the middle of town. When I talked to Dave on the SSB two days ago he mentioned that we may be able to get a spot there as well. That would be a dream.
The sun has set and we are settled in for night watch. Hideko is making a yummy pasta dinner and all is flat and calm. We are motor sailing with the main and jib in 7 knots apparent doing about 8 SOG. Should get us into Papeete around noon tomorrow in time to hang out with O'Vive a bit and pick up Pablo and Louise at the airport. Almost as if by design?!
143 miles to Papeete!
Nobu says: "I am excited to see Tahiti! I'm going to get a tatoo to memorialize the wonderful journey."
Hideko says: "I wasn't ready to leave the Tuamotus, they exceeded my expectations for beauty. I am ready to see a "big city" again though." (I think that means shop... -Randy) "We are hoping to catch the annual Polynesian dancing competition!"