Baie Pueheru, Taha'a

Mark & Sue Owen
Sun 6 Sep 2015 06:36

16:35.25S 151:31.62W


Whilst we were at Moorea our underperforming fridge finally stopped working.  As the weather was not suitable for moving on and with the prospect of several months of warm beer, we decided to investigate the possibility of getting it fixed locally.  We were very pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a refrigeration expert on the island – Lionel, a Breton from Vannes, who overcame numerous challenges to get us up and running again.  Bravo!


We departed Moorea happy bunnies indeed and set off on our first overnight passage for nearly two months – a real shock to the system, once out of the lee of the island, which had us frantically looking for our sea legs.  With 20 – 25 knot winds and a lumpy sea this seemed harder than we remembered.  However, an improving forecast and a large moon helped us to settle in to the trip and we were rewarded with the brief company of a magnificent whale swimming alongside us.


We arrived early morning at the island of Taha’a – a truly delightful spot.


Anchored in the Baie Pueheru with Bora Bora in the distance:





Shore side Church photographed as we sailed round the lagoon to Baie Pueheru:




Sights along the way to the village of Patio:






Anchored off the Motu Tautau: