Wednesday, 3 July 2013
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.