Sunset in Tahiti
04 June 2014 | Papeete
Spent the morning mooching and researching what we might do for the next week. We did think to head out to the Marquesas to enjoy and explore the rugged landscape, but thought the better of gallivanting around the countryside, preferring instead to find a little hideaway somewhere nearby to take some down time, kick back, and chill out. Nothing here is cheap, almost Swiss prices, so that is a real constraint, especially given the short notice. We will catch a ferry somewhere, and hopefully find ourselves enjoying a lagoon view for sunset this time tomorrow. In the meantime . . .
04 June 2014 | Tahiti
The view from our bedroom balcon, looking southwest back towards Papeete.
Pacific Blue Day 18.2 - Land AHOY
31 May 2014 | Gambier Islands group, French Polynesia
Ship's Time: 0655
Christine has come on deck, and has been anxiously peering onto the gloom off the port bow. Eventually she calls, "I can see land". I rally to the cry, and indeed it is so.
I go below to rouse Leanne with the call Land Ahoy! She dresses warmly, and comes topsides to revel in the first sight of land after 18 days.
The skipper comes up, grumbles about the dropping wind, reclaims the helm to make a change of course and tighten the sails, and then goes below for some more sleep muttering about "wake me later", or something.
The sun rises about 45 minutes later, and the attached is what we see. Land ho.