Where the Flies are

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Wed 24 Apr 2013 02:47
This morning the anchorage became rather rolly.After swimming to scrape the rest of the goose barnacles from the hull and cleaning the water log I set sail for Tahuata.Swimming is slighty risky I believe because of absence of reef to keep sharks away.But I did notice the localkids .
Tahuata is only 6nm and an easy sail.On the lee side I passed superb coves but already occupied with yachts so I kept on  to Anse Hanamiai and anchored by myself off a most picturesce village .The setting is superb.High cliffs with a smal beach and a valley full of palms going into the mountain behind.Centre of the beach is a tiny red roofef church.Will go ashore in the morning.
For any sailors who may reed this I shall put together some comments on the Pacific crossing if there is a demand.Let me know via my home e mail or yachting monthly scuttlebut.This will be when I eventually have internet myself.