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Sailng on Windwanderer.
30th Sep 2013
Monday 30th September 2013

Monday 30th September 2013

Day 8

17°35'S. 149°37'W

So after just over 783nm we are here, shaken and stirred, man have we had a shocking 12 hours or so.
It's been rough and we have been hammered with big sea, big waves and strong winds.
While I was asleep The Captain decided to overshoot the entrance for awhile so I could sleep a bit longer, never again, this resulted in having to beat into the wind, and a wild angry ocean, for hours on end to try and get back to the entrance.
I can tell you we were so exhausted when we finally got there, and then there is the channels, with coral reefs right on both sides, that wind around for miles.
We had to have an eagle eye on all the markers to make sure we would not go too far to either side.
But we made it a lot greyer than when we first got here and are now firmly anchored to the bottom.
What's this place like? Well I have not touched land yet, The Captain went ashore, just to get a bit of info, and tomorrow we will go and start sorting out all the stuff that needs doing.
From what I can see from the boat, it looks like every other island we have been to so far, but with a lot more buildings.

Well tomorrow is another day.

Next: Tuesday 1st October 2013
Previous: Sunday 29th September 2013

Diary Photos
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Papeete Tahiti with a huge Mountain covered by clouds

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A local ferry going past

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The Captain steering

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The island

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What a pretty place

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Beautiful water

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The reef very close

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And more

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Holiday huts.

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