19 May 2014

Moorea for a few days

I sort of skipped over Tahiti -- we stayed there 4 days mostly to refuel and restock.  I got the parts and things I needed -- fuel, gas, water, various bits of hardware, etc.  Other than that and eating at a few of the roulottes (aka snack shacks, roach coaches) and drinking probably a bit too much of the local beer there wasn't much touring about involved.

On Friday we made the 4 hour sail across to Mo'orea, which is a very pretty island.  We decided to stay a few days in Opunohu Bay, and take the dinghy most places we needed to go.  Yesterday we went ashore at the beach and walked around to the fruit distillery, and today we went to a motu off Hauru Point to eat at Coco Beach, which wouldn't actually serve us because we didn't have a reservation.  So instead we went back to the main island and ate at a beach restaurant.

View from the anchorage:

The obligatory beach-with-swaying-coconut-trees shot:
Tomorrow we're heading for Tahaa and then Bora Bora.