A long Swell

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Tue 14 May 2013 03:00
I have now been tied to the shore for a week in the comfortable Marina Taina.Across the walkway is the massive Sarissa (140ft) amd then beyoyonf the reef Moorea which is a stunning sight across the blue lagoon.
We have visited Papeete and shopped in the nearby huge Carefour supermarket and are now ready to move on.This morning we met briefly with Anne marie and Bernard(s/y Mariposa) whom we last saw 3yrs ago in the Canaries.We breakfasted this morning with Stefan and mark our neighbours from New Caladonia (in return for a supper of fresh Marlin)
But hte swell is rolling in from a depresssion 1500nm to the south of us and this is breaking on the reef and even making us move a little in the marina so it may be a day or two yet.