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Raiatea to Moorea

After two weeks in the Carenage yard, we were ready to be sea-bourne again. It was good to be living on the water.

Wings was lowered into the water on 18 June and became a boat again. The Carenage TraveLift did it's usual great job and we were sailors again. The helper at left was calling alignment signals, not cheering for a touchdown.

After a night at the Carenage slip, we decided that we were ready to head for Papeete for our overnight sail. Although we did our usual trading of watches, it's apparent that Conni is exhausted, isn't it?

We arrived at the island of Moorea at early morning. As I mentioned in our blog, it has my vote for the most beautiful island, but it's especially beautiful in the early morning light.

And again, Moorea in the morning light is beautiful. It has a very rough skyline. Several version of Mutiny on the Bounty were filmed here and not Tahiti.

We stayed at Marina de Papeete, in downtown Papeete. After a shower and such, we strolled into town for our celebratory cocktail at our favorite Papeete, Le Retro. Naturally, we both enjoyed a Mai Tai, and it was Solstice!

I mentioned in the blog that I had to repair a leaking copper fuel tube and this was my repair. I had to cut the copper tubing cleanly and then attach a new piece of neoprene fuel hose to the copper. Not pretty but it worked

Wings at night in Marina de Papeete with street lights behind her.

This is NOT Wings! This is Ethereal, a megayacht docked behind us. She has three headsails. I've never seen that before.

Every French city has at least one street name dedicated to Marshall Foch, the hero of World War 1.



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