Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our Last Night in Huahine

July 16

We had originally planned to spend about 2 weeks in Huahine, relaxing and gunkholing. But we had dinner with our friends on Dreamaway, and got to talking about the trip to Suwarrow. Graham reminded us that it's really nice to have a full moon for a passage. So then and there, Dave decided that we want to be on our way to Suwarrow with the next full moon.

Originally, we had planned to have some leisure time in Huahine, and skip Raiatea/Tahaa, meet my cousin in Bora Bora on 31 July and then double back to Raiatea/Tahaa after they left on the 6th of August. Now, Dave wants to squeeze in Raiatea/Tahaa before we go to Bora Bora. Back to double-time again!! (Life with Dave, never dull...)

Anyway, so we moved back from Avea Bay to Fare early on Friday, loaded the bikes in the dinghy, and headed ashore to bike over to the Marae (old Polynesian stone structures) at Maeva. After Nuku Hiva, I'm still haven't been impressed with any of the Society Islands Marae. More rocks. But we had a nice bike ride out, and then a hike up into the hillside over the Marae.

The best part of the whole day was Happy Hour at the bar next to the Dinghy Dock in Fare. Pints of beer for only 250 CFP (about $3). This is a huge deal in French Poly. AND, the folks on Don Quixote bought us a beer, and so did Bruce and Clark on Two Amigos... (both of whom, being good cruisers, figured that cheap beer was a great time to discharge that 'I owe you one' feeling).

The next morning, we made a quick trip ashore to buy a few more baguettes and a few other necessities, and then hauled anchor and sailed the 20 miles downwind to Raiatea.
At 7/16/2011 4:18 AM (utc) our position was 16°42.77'S 151°02.38'W

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