The marina is popular, and there is no reason to flee Papeete as soon as possible, like many sailing books try to convince you to do.
Even so we look forward to leave now. Maybe the low dissolves on Saturday. If so, we shall sail to Moorea, Opuna Bay. That is one of the loveliest anchorages we have set the hook. According to the forecast, the easterly trade wind will fill in on Monday, and that will bring us to BoraBora before noon Wednesday.
BoraBora is a must see. Beside Tahiti this is the most wellknown island in French Polynesia, maybe in the entire Southern Pacific. It has been called the prettiest island in the world, but we know that is highly developed and touristic. Anyhow we want to see it, and it is a good starting point for our sailing to Niue and Vavau in Tonga.
The sun is lower in the sky than when I sat down, the time has passed 4 pm. I have emptied my capuccino long ago. The wi-fi is too slow to upload my youtube video. White wine in the cockpit in an hour. I had better move on. The sun sets around 6 pm, and before 9 pm we will be in bed. Sailor’s midnight, you know, is 9 pm.
Life is good.