Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 5 Sep 2013 22:57
To Faaroa Bay, Raiatea Island, French Polynesia
We left Huahine this morning at nine for the twenty three mile journey to Raiatea Island. John and Sukanya (Millennium) used their sails more in the light winds and took this picture of Beez Neez as we overtook with the help of the engine. Thank you John.
Raiatea in view.
Bora Bora, in the far distance.
Our path took us through a gap in the reef.
Easy, with such well maintained navigation buoys.
In places the reef was very wide.
I was thrilled to see waves breaking.
A motu to our left, chalets with quite some view, everything the South Pacific should look like.
Almost past the huge motu at the opening to the pass.
The view to our right – very different in black and white.
As we entered the bay - on the chart plotter and in reality.
A parsey house and a one careful owner.
Scenery along the valley.
Looking back, the water track left by Beez.
Further back, Millennium between the motus.
The “cul-de-sac” ahead, anchored in shallow water and the village to our left. Unspoilt beauty.
ALL IN ALL SUCH AMAZING SCENERY
WONDERFUL TO GO THROUGH THE REEF