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Date: 23 Apr 2010 21:24:52
Title: " A LADY TRIP " SAILING AROUND THE WORLD with WORLD ARC 2010

THURSDAY   22nd    APRIL   2010     (  TIKEHAU  ,  THE  TUAMOTU  ISLANDS,  SOUTH PACIFIC  )
 
We had a very showery and breezy night, but early in the morning there were lots of birds around and lots of fish jumping.
The place looked stunning, lots of pink sandy beaches, and of course the " Pearl Beach Resort " hotel sitting nicly in it all.
 
12.00hrs  Aileen and Stephen went ashore to the hotel , tricky in shallow water, but we made it eventually, having bashed the engine
off a few corals on the way,
This lovely collection of bedrooms on stilts in the water , surrounded by sand and hundreds of palm trees, shallow water for snorkling
and as many coloured fish as you would ever want to see,,   brilliant.
 
Donal, meanwhile relaxed on the boat, still living off his diving experience,
S & A had a light lunch at the hotel , and then slept it off in a couple of hammocks among the palm trees,,  ohhh this is the life.
mind you their " pina colada's " are the worst we ever had anywhere.
 
17.00 hrs A & S banged a few more rocks and rejoined the boat,  the skipper bringing a bag of ice from the hotel, so D & S had a nice big Rum & Coke
before dinner,   Bangers and Mash , prepared by Donal,
We had a swim and then watched a DVD called " Julie & Julia "  it was excellent and very entertaining and based on a true storey,
Meryl Streep  and Amy Adams were the main players, great stuff, well worth a go.
We hauled the rib out of the water and secured everything for our early departure in the morning for Tahiti.
 
We had lots of very heavy showers, so it does rain in other places than Ireland, except its warm here.
 
Thats today ,
 
Signed  :-   Stephen Hyde    ( Skipper )

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