Nice passage to Tahiti
03 June 2009 | Rangiroa- Tuamotus
Our last couple of days in Rangiroa were very pleasant. Most mornings were kicked off by Wayne on Daydream picking me up for the bread run ashore. We would speed ashore in his dinghy (I really need to get an engine), walk out to watch the current in the pass, and then back to the little grocery store to see if bread had arrived. I would usually eat about a third of the baguette on the way back to the wharf, wheat allergy be damned.
Mary badly sun burned her lower lip about a month ago and it has still not healed and is starting to look like a weird tropical infection. We have been trying to keep her out of the water for long enough for it to close up, but swimming was keeping her sane so it was a choice of the lesser of two evils. After hearing us talk endlessly about the fish in "The Aquarium" and the wonders of snorkeling in the pass, she insisted on coming. This was a good day for her to dive with us, the water clarity was exceptional and on the drift into the lagoon we could see every detail of a dolphin swimming about 50 feet below. Very cool for all of us.
We had a really nice passage to Tahiti. The really rough weather had passed and waiting it out was the right move. There was a left over sea that kept it bumpy, but we had a great two day sail arriving at Tahiti around midnight and waited until daylight to enter the harbor.