Papeete yacht quay

Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Wed 25 Apr 2012 20:51
Yesterday afternoon we moved from Taina marina to the yacht quay inside the port in the centre of Papeete.  The yacht quay is very convenient for shopping and visiting museums, so the ARC arrange a get-together here for a few days.  The only downside is that it is next to a fairly busy road, so we will probably go back to Taina in a couple of days for some more peace and quiet, but at the moment we are enjoying being at the centre of the "big city madness". 
We motored the 5 miles up from Taina to the main port, going outside the reef so we could refill our water tanks on the way.  On the way we passed yet one more reminder that you need to be careful where you sail in these waters.