We finally left French Polynesia
yesterday--having arrived 11 April in Marquesas---now on passage to Raratonga in
the Cook Islands.
It's a 540 mile trip--short of 4 days--and we've
covered a quarter of it now. Winds are light and getting lighter--we
started well on a beam reach and, indeed, averaged 6 knots over the first 20
hours. now have the cruising chute up, but wind is dying--as forecast--so I
guess we'll have to start motoring at some stage--boo!! Good part is the
seas are benign. The forecast is for very little wind for the next
After the island of Huahine--which we loved--we
sailed to Bora Bora--only for a couple of days--dined on Saturday at Bloody
Mary's--perhaps the highlight was Sunday which we spent anchored in a remote
part of the lagoon, shallow water, beautiful colour--and dinner ahore in a small
cheap beach restaurant which produced a fabulous fish meal--tuna sashimi
followed by seared tuna and a beer all for under £10. Best value in the whole of
And the following day we were off.
All well on board--must get back to trimming sails
in hope of putting off the inevitable engine!