Preparing For The Adventure 'Chapter 2'
27 September 2009 | Bora Bora Yacht Club, 16 29.48'S:151 45.62'W
Last night we watched the best sunset yet, from the anchorage here in Bora Bora. I took pictures as it started, but as sunsets do, it only improved as the clouds took on deeper and deeper shades of brilliant pink
Our dinner with friends aboard their boat was wonderful. Grilled Wahoo, roasted potatoes and cucumber salad followed by our cheesecake. They're headed off to Maupiti tomorrow. We'll follow on Tuesday since we have to clear out of the country and collect our bond money in the morning. It's only about a four hour trip, but you need to arrive by noon due to the tide and its effect on being able to safely enter the pass.
Today was a lazy Sunday. More laundry, catching up on the blog posts and other communications. Once we leave here it will be a few weeks before we might have internet access again. Sundays are pretty quiet here. Everything is closed and there are a lot of families and kids at the beach and in the water. Today we saw a group of local kids on the boat next to us playing with the 3 boys that live on board. What a great experience for all of them.
Tomorrow we'll take care of business, pick up a few provisions and check out one more snorkeling spot. Then we're off to Maupiti, possibly Mopelia and then the Cooks (all these destinations are weather dependant). We're told that Maupiti is what the islands were before tourism became an economic mainstay and Mopelia is very remote and inhabited by only a handful of people that love visitors. Both islands are part of French Polynesia but since there are virtually no services or government authorities at either destination, clearances and financial transactions have to be done here. You're required to depart promptly after clearing out, but evidently they don't keep track of you after that. Maybe we can become pearl farmers on Mopelia???
I plan to continue the blog posts via sailmail but they may only be position data (latitude and longitude).
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