Leaving Rangiroa

Mon 19 Jul 2010 06:09
Leaving via the Taputa pass left a few raised eyebrows. Murray decided the weather was suitable for his skimpy rainbow swimmers, much to the amusement of the local dive boat handlers. A lovely sail for the first day and a half, even reaching 6.8 knts briefly with the current between Rangiroa and Tikehau helping us along. Sadly the wind dropped and we had 15 hours of motoring at reduced revs as as the fuel from Galapagos could be cleaner. (A boat leaving 2 days after us suffered strong winds and heavy seas, so our timing was fortuitous - and based on an unusually accurate forecast)
Now in Tahiti for some maintenance and minor repairs. Not surprising as we have now covered over 11,500 miles.