Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sun 25 Aug 2013 22:57
To Cook’s Bay, Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
So we finally say farewell to Tahiti, leave the mooring ball at nearly eleven, feeling not a breath of wind. The weekend party boats were out in their number which made for a lovely sight.
This beauty has her own coconut tree.
The channel through the reef.
Looking back at the mooring field.
To our left.
To our right, surf breaks over the coral.
A chap bids us farewell.
Clear of the reef the wind is all of five knots and the sea looks like a duck pond, motoring then....
Moorea getting closer.
Beez just about to turn left on the map.....
...........which means the gap between the hills.
An aerial view of Moorea.
Catamarans at anchor just outside the entrance on our left and to our right people cooling off in the shallow water.
A modest house until you see it’s half way up a steep hill.
The Bay, we see four masts and take in the impressive view.
One of the most beautiful bays we have seen.
Nearing the anchorage we see Alexes.
The guide book said to head for the church, there are two as next door neighbours.
As we anchor we look up to see this house right at the top, what a view they must have.
Settled, Dave and Jenny come over, it’s after three, must be beer o’clock then.
ALL IN ALL THE MOST DRAMATIC BACKDROP
STUNNING AND VERY QUIET