Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paradise found!

We are anchored in Tahanea atoll and it is truly paradise. We are surrounded by crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and no signs of civilization - just a few cruisers! Doug jumped into the water and said that the visibility is incredible. Looking forward to doing some snorkeling tomorrow. Lots of big coral heads and lots of fish. Hope we catch some dinner!

We had a rock-n-roll overnighter from Makemo, plus ran into some squalls. Nothing scary, just uncomfortable. So we didn't get much sleep, but the trip was worth it. Tahanea is just what we have been looking for.

This afternoon, we dinghy'd to shore with the crew from Evergreen. We decided that Tahanea was the perfect place to spread some of Steve's ashes and raise a toast - he would have loved it here. Miss you, Steve!

We aren't sure how long we will be here. We want to do some exploring, plus the guys want to use the Hooka to drift through the pass. The passes are always filled with an amazing amount of sea life (and big fish!). I am not sure I am up to it, but the guys are going to love it.

We will post pictures as soon as we find an internet connection...

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Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Sounds wonderful! Enjoy :)

Crit said...

Wow with that kind of visibility one hardly needs a mask. It seems is though it is that way here sometimes.
I missed the toast to Steve but I think of him all the time. Had to rep[lace my alternator two days ago. It bit the dust. Hope I can rebuild it. Thanks to Dan's love of spare parts (and me too) I have a repair kit. Whould a thunk. Can hardly wait for pictures.