Matts blog 7
Apr 11, 2014 | General
Ah bonjour madam et monsieur, tres bien.
Matts blog 7
Ah bonjour madam et monsieur, tres bien. We left the fuel dock at Tahiti at 12 this morning local tine after a successful refuelling process. Due to the dinghy and the day tank being full we are heavily port side down at anchor, which we are currently at, at Mo'orea, and island ten miles off the Tahitian coast. It is a beautiful island similar to great barrier in layout but with the addition of a protective coral reef and intense pinnacles. I went for a dive yesterday off Tahiti through a plane wreck from the world war and also checked out a large ship wreck briefly. By far the coolest dive I have ever done due to the warmth of the water, bright coral and fish and also the fact that I got to swim through the plane and sit in side the cockpit. My tank might have got stuck on the bulkhead, which sparked a few nerves from the dive guide and made quite a funny video. We have to head back into Pa'peete in a couple of days to pick up a new radar which is being delivered to our agent for transit through French Polynesia. The boat sparked huge amounts of attention in the marina. A French man that owned the super yacht next to us "fell in love" with the boat after a quick walk through the boat and the circa and set sail website. Ill have to have a discussion when I return to work regarding a sales commission fee, I think I no where ill get told to go but worth a shot. There is a small reef just out of the harbour, notorious for hump back whales and lemon sharks, going to put the dive gear on and check it out. All's well on board and Jacks replacement is fitting in easily and just finished cooking dinner. Peter has worked him to exhaustion, since he got to the boat he hasn't stopped working on all Peters crazy electrical ideas and adjustments. We are aiming to leave the Tahitian waters for Nuka Hiva in the far north area of French Polynesia where we will fuel up for the final time before the three week dreaded crossing to Panama. So far So good.
At 10/04/2014 07:08 (utc) our position was 17°30.88'S 149°51.10'W course 013T speed 0.1 True Wind Direction 145T True Wind Speed3.3