Fri 12 May 2023 22:25
After departing Bora Bora on Wednesday morning intending to make a stop at Maupiti we were forced to sail on overnight to Maupihaa due to a large southerly swell making the pass at Maupiti untenable.
Very glad to be safely anchored up here in the lagoon when we were hit by a large and persistant front yesterday with wind gusts in excess of 40kn, torrential rain as well as thunder and lightning. It swung around from the Southeast to West and then back around to have another go at us.
3 boats had just left the lagoon heading West and I did not envy them.
It looks like we will be here for a few days while this crazy weather passes. The next couple of days should be very light winds so more than likely more storms too.