I had a bit of a restless night and woke just after midnight to find one of the inter-island ferries leaving harbour and another about to come in. It is a busy port for the ferries and because we were fairly close to the channel I sometimes worried (although the boats had to follow the lead lights in and we were not close to them). I did get up and turn on the saloon lights (we had our anchor light on but this may have blended in with any onshore lights).
We got up at 6.30am & I started making my first loaf of bread which was going to take a few hours. We left the beautiful island of Huahine at 7.20am and headed out into 20 knots from the north east. We didn’t have a good course to sail to (we were trying to get to pass Toahotu) but actually our heading was more like the northern end of Bora Bora in the far distance. Never mind as we were sailing along at 6-9 knots and the best speed was achieved by me doing 11.5 knots surfing down a wave. Being the competitive person he is, Dale got me off the wheel and then proceeded to beat my top speed, however he only managed to draw even with me on 11.5kn!! Seas were about 2-2.5m and it was a lovely morning – a little overcast at times.
|Freshly baked bread|
We couldn’t swim off the back of the boat here as the current here was a bit too strong – especially for a poor swimmer like myself. Cooked up a nice dinner of chorizo & tomato pasta and planned our day for tomorrow – heading to Bora Bora and celebrating Dale’s big birthday – hopefully at Bloody Marys!