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We Move from Marina de Papeete to Marina Taina

As we close in on our engine replacement, we are moving toward Marina Taina. Our mechanic, Adrian, his wife and child, live aboard a Hans Christian 34, lying on a mooring. With his help, we managed to rent a slip for a few weeks while we get the engine replaced.

The dinghy dock at Marina Taina, with Moorea behind.

We knew approximately where to look, and we found our engine! Lovely Conni poses beside it, water jug in hand.

Don't ask, I don't know. It's a lovely and eye-catching display at the Carrefour market.

Pre-cooked, vacuum-packed sweet corn, for only US$3.50/ear.

SV Adex is a huge, three-masted sailboat from London, England. She's huge, elegant, and private.

Here's another photo of the beautiful and perfectly-maintained, Adex. Do note the gorgeous spoked wheel behind the cabin.

S/V Imagine is huge, too, and is much more modern in design. Note that her boarding ladder retracts. It probably takes 20 knots of wind to get her moving, but I'll bet that she can make 20 knots, too.

Yes, this is Aschanti, a German-built, steel-hulled boat that we also saw in Uturoa.

Lovely Conni saunters toward the Marina office, located on the upper floor of this building. Showers and laundromat are below.

This is why we hate Mediterranean Mooring, "Med Mooring". Wings is just not built for it and it's difficult to climb over the stern.




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