17 October 2020
Russ Whitford | perfect
There is quite a selection of books written by cruisers. Let's face it, we have a lot of time on our hands. They mostly chronicle their voyages, telling stories about unique experiences along route. I was determined not to make my writing a travel log. Instead, I decided to share just the special stories about our experiences. Embedded in these stories is a rough outline of where we traveled and when. That can't be helped and it is part of the story.
Mopelia is going to be an exception. The following mini-series gives a daily summary of our activities and experiences here. There are several reasons I am taking this diversion from my typical style. First of all, there is no internet here and I now have a reason to keep my fingers busy. Secondly and most importantly, this is a unique place. Mopelia is sort of the holy grail for cruising in FP. The dangerous pass through the reef and isolated location make it seldom visited by yachties. The hospitality of Mopelians is legendary. Yachts provide important transportation for these people and the supplies they rely on. In return, they show their gratitude profusely. As you can imagine, living in this pristine environment, these people have a special outlook on life. I will attempt to capture the beauty of this special place and the special people who live here.