Busy with Boats

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Tue 5 Apr 2011 17:50
At anchor off Reporepo Island, Rangiroa Atoll
Wind: East, F3 gentle breeze
Weather: sunny, warm
It would appear that we are getting into the sailing season around here. This morning I went into town with Keld to do a little shopping and when we got back a another cruiser, three charter catamarans, a sports fishing boat and a large super yacht, the 'Georgia', had pulled in. The 'Georgia' is now anchored a little offshore from Sylph with its huge five spreader mast lit up like a Christmas tree.  I have seen this boat in the sailing magazines, I wonder who she belongs to. This afternoon power boats were zipping back and forth across the anchorage, some with wake boarders streaming behind them, others were dive boats taking their load of chic looking divers out to the reefs. I am going for a dive tomorrow but will not be looking so chic I am afraid, I don't even have a decent pair of swimmers these days, just a pair of begrimed and paint spattered shorts. They will have to do for now.

We are a far cry from the wilderness of Patagonia,

All is well.