We are now anchored inside the breakwater with stern anchor deployed also with 26 other yachts. When we arrived Thursday night (pitch black, before moon up) we anchored outside the breakwater with a catamaran from Melbourne and found it was rougher than at sea!
The settlement of Atuona is small but well presented and tidy with the anchorage about a 10 minute taxi ride from "town." We have wondered around, moved onto francs (from USD) and found the people here very friendly indeed.
We took delivery of Savarna ( a hindu word meaning "daughter of the ocean") from the Hanse yard in Griefswald, on the Baltic, in June 2005. The first season we sailed via the south coast of England and wintered over at Denia in Spain. [...]In 2006 we cruised to Malta via the Balearics, Barcelona, Corsica, Sardinia, Rome and the west coast ot Italy, to Sicily and wintered at Malta. The 2007 season saw us back up to Siciliy, across the bottom of Italy, up the east coast of Italy and across to Croatia and then north as far as Venice and south back to Sukosan where we wintered. In 2008 we cruised southwards through Croatia to Corfu and the Ionian via Albania. From there via the Gulf of Corinth and across the Aegean to Marmaris, southwards as far as Finike in Turkey and then back up to Marmaris for the winter. The 2009 season has been the quietest yet cruising in Turkey and the Dodecenese Islands. In 2010 after wintering in Kos we completed the East Med Rally and got down to Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt - a great rally and well worth entering. In 2011 after wintering at Leros we headed northwards up the Turkish coast to Istanbul and then back to Athens via the Sporades and Mykonos. The returned later in 2011 for a cruise around the Peloponnese and up to Prevesa where we wintered on the hard. In 2012 we left Prevesa, cruised the Ionian and thence to Malta, Cagliari, Palma, Formentera and Cartagena. In November 2012 we participated in tha ARC and were 1st on the line and handicap in Division 1 - Canary Uslands to St Lucia in the Caribbean. We spent two seasons in the Eastern Caribbean and in 2015 left Grenada and sailed to Panama via the ABC's and Colombia, then through the Panama Canal and via the Galapagos, Tuamotu's to Tahiti where we are at present.