Celebrate - Tahiti Reef Sharks etc.
I went for a scuba dive last Saturday and the dive boat anchored just outside the reef near the village of Puna'auia.You could see the bottom clearly with the depth about 40 ft.when we reached the bottom, the white-tipped reef sharks came by on queue.Several came by to check us out, determined we were too big to eat, and departed.For the remainder of the dive, we explored the edge of the reef to the drop-off.Visibility was outstanding and I saw a number of new reef fish species as well as all the usual suspects.This was my first dive with just a shorty instead of a full wetsuit and it was wonderfully warm with the water about 28C (82F). I had a grand time! Charlie. read more...
Celebrate - Terrific Tahiti Dinner Show at the Intercontinental Hotel
What a grand view from the Intercontinental Hotel!We started at their Tiki Bar with a sunset cocktail of yummy mango margaritas.The beautiful buffet had every kind of tasty Tahitian dish you could imagine from sashimi to coconuts filled with marinated pork.The two dessert tables were heaven from chocolate fountains, fabulous fruit to pretty pastries.Then came the perfectly performed Taitian dancing and singing show with amazing costumes.We had a wonderful time!Cathy. read more...
Celebrate - Papeete, Tahiti in the Society Islands
Tahiti is so beautiful with a lush, mountainous terrain. After outstanding downwind sailing for four days we have arrived at the marina to dock med-moor style next to Rally boats Lluiton and Andromeda. What a perfect place to call "home" for the next three & a half weeks!Cathy. read more...
Celebrate - To Tahiti from the Marquesas
Thanks to American Spirit's Brian & Joel we were able to fuel.It took at least four people to anchor for med-mooring, throw lines to the dock and re-tie the lines on the dock as needed.It was quite a project.Also, we were able to purchase two new batteries and fix our genoa problems.All-in-all the Marquesas were a great stop for us in many ways.Now, on to Tahiti with beautiful sailing and Flomaida and Tulasi sailing nearby.Next, landfall at Tahiti!Cathy. read more...
Celebrate - A Fragrant Flower Lei , Beautiful Bountiful Fruit Buffet, Dramatic Dancers, Drumming & Dinner!
Fantastic festivities!Each one of our Rally group was welcomed with a lovely flower lei.The bountiful fruit buffet tables were beautifully decorated and had star fruit, freshly cut coconut nuggets, tasty desert breads, papaya, pineapple and melon.It was delicious!Next, rum punches were served in a semi-outdoor tiki style banquet room and as we sat at the attractive tables set with flowers and pretty tropical cloths we were welcomed by the Mayor of Nuka Hiva.Then came the exotic Polynesian dancers and drumming.What a show! Thank you to our own, Alex, of Rally Control for helping with a very special afternoon and evening.Next, to Tahiti from the Marquesas...Cathy. read more...