Wayward Adventure
Mon 29 Jun 2009 18:56
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Anchored in the Lee of Tahaa for the past few days.  There has been a moderate to strong system passing through the area and most boats have been tucked in somewhere for the past few days.  The spot we are it is very nice and the view of Bora Bora from here is magnificent.  The high peak of Bora Bora is calling us and I think we will venture over there tomorrow.  We have decided we will make ourselves comfortable in Bora Bora and stay for a while and actually come back and revisit Huahine, Raiatea and Tahaa in a few weeks.  Raiatea actually has a big fuel dock and so we will fill up before leaving French Polynesia as these will be the best prices we will get including New Zealand because of the duty fee card we acquired.  We never did spend much time exploring Huahine as the anchorage was very uncomfortable with the strong winds but have vowed to return.  So our long range plan is to be out of FP by the end of July then head to Palmerston island in the Cooks followed by Niue then Tonga by September.  Our dreams of Fiji will have to wait as we decided that to do it properly you need three months dedicated to Fiji alone.  We also feel the desire to hold to our promise of not rushing through this trip so we will spend 2 months in Tonga and visit all 3 groups of islands in September and October.  After Tonga we will head south to New Zealand for their summer with a short stop at Minerva reef along the way.  That is the plan as far as it is written down but our plans are written in pencil and are subject to change at any time.