Saturday, June 16, 2012

Landfall in Tahiti

We arrived at anchor off Point Venus, Tahiti at midnight after a 1.5 day passage. The tall islands were visible more than 40 miles away, the mountains rising out of the clouds arond sunset. We had no problems entering the bay, with our little computer displaying an accurate chart and a GPS providing real time positions.

This morning we awoke to outrigger canoes passing us on the way to a big race for which we appear to have front row seats. The steep green mountains behind the anchorage remind us of the Marquesas, while the larger built up areas are more like what I saw in Hawaii. We will rest here a day before heading in to find an anchorage nearer town.

Our position is 17 30 S 149 22 W

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