Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sailing in the lagoon

A very interesting experience! Yesterday, we sailed from the southern end to the northern end of Fakarava inside the lagoon. It was quite a trip - about 30 miles. There is a well-marked channel that you follow, but you still have to be alert for coral heads (bommies). There are some very big ones right in the middle of the channel!

It was a very nice motor/sail - calm seas and fair winds. Plus, looking at the beautiful homes and resorts along the way.

We are now anchored in the northern end of Fakarava. There is a very nice village - stores, post office, dive shops - but no pizza parlor. We were very disappointed!

Oh well, we decided to make our own pizzas tonight and celebrate Carol's birthday early. Good excuse to throw a party!

We leave Tuesday for Tahiti, which will be two overnighters - about 40 hours. Not bad at all. It will be so strange being in the big city of Papeete with all of the amenities - even internet and laundry. Wahoo!

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1 comment:

"My Blessings" said...

Can't wait for pictures! It always sounds like you're not having that much fun...I'm so sorry! LOL!