We had a rather rolly motor across towards Moorea until we cleared the substantial wind shadow cast by Tahiti and then we had a brilliant Force 5-6 downwind sail around the north coast of Moorea. This island also has a low coral reef protecting it so we found the well-marked pass and headed in to Cook's Bay, a deep, well-sheltered inlet that is said to have been one of Captain Cook's favourite anchorages. It's certainly beautiful and we had a grandstand view of the canoe racing yesterday.
The island has a population of 16,000 and no real towns, just small villages. Its proximity to Tahiti and its natural beauty make it a tourist haven and so there are plenty of hotels and resorts along the coast. Today (Bastille Day) we're heading round to one of them to see the celebrations.