L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Thu 16 May 2013 04:43
17 50 85 S 149 51 11 W
Yesterday was the second ´big shop´the first big shop being the previous day for ´hard´food and beer.Yesterday it was fruit and veg;kilos of pappaya,passion fruit,mango and the like .
So today it was renegotiate the lagoon past the airport and the passse to the open sea.The days was sunny with blue skies.Perfect for the 12nm crossing to Moorea with 30knt of following sea and one clear of Tahiti a big long swell.
Moorea is the thing of travel shows.coral reef,blue lagoon,white sand beaches then high towering peaks clad in giant trees and flame trees.We dropped anchor in Opunohu Bay which is next to Cooks Bay  with two large motor yachts.The Bay is quite stunning and for once that is a goog cool breeze on a flat sea.
Pictures coming soon.