Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. We're sailing up and down the east coast of Australia after a summer back in Britain.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tahitian sunset

This afternoon we left the city-centre moorings in Papeete and motored about 3 miles down the coast (remaining inside the protective coral reef) to a much more peaceful anchorage. After a brief but heavy rain shower we were treated to a wonderful sunset, with a couple of racing outrigger-canoes charging past us (they take the sport very seriously here).

From here we have a clear view of the mountainous profile of Moorea, Tahiti's much smaller sister island. We're planning to visit there on Friday for a few days. Meanwhile we'll launch the dinghy in the morning and land at the marina as there is a large Carrefour just around the corner; it'll probably be the biggest shop this side of Fiji so we'll do a stock up for the coming months. 

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