Marina Papeete, Tahiti

Sans Peur
Grete & Fred Vithen
Sat 18 May 2019 19:02
17 32 41S 149 34 22W  Marina Papeete 17 May

Yesterday morning we left our anchorage at Marina Tahina heading to Papeete. 5 Nm to go, about an hour.
We will stay here for at least a week before we start exploring Society Archipelago. First stop will be Moorea.
Sara (our youngest daughter) and Alex (boyfriend) will arrive to Papeete late on the 22nd joining us for a couple of 
months. Wow! Really looking forward to spend some fun time with them.
Sans Peur is almost fit again. 
The lifting keel has to be tested after we changed the seals in the leaking part of the hydraulic system.
And we need to test the water maker after changing a high pressure part.
There is always something going on. 
It was the most beautiful day. We where cruising inside the reef passing the airport.
You need permission to pass. VHF 12 and no big deal. Very friendly air port staff.
"God morning Fred. Permission to pass. Have a lovely day."
Leaving our anchorage. Lot of yachts at anchor. Spectacular Moorea Island in the back ground.
Marina Papeete. Nicely moored dead center Papeete.
Close passage to the international airport.
Approaching Marina Papeete.
On our way we also calibrated our "new" Raytheon ST60 Wind instrument. 
The wind angle it was showing was totally out of order. Now it seems to work properly. 
Our view from Sans Peur at the moment. It's a small marina.
Drinking water, electricity, laundry, shower & WC, wifi ... basically everything you need is available.
Passing fancy Hotel Intercontinental bungalows, honey moon suits.