Monday, June 21, 2010

Winter Solstice

Rangiroa, Tuamotus, French Polynesia
June 21, 2010

If there is a "winter" here, it came roaring in last night with the wind howling at 25 to 35 knots for several hours. Before that, at dinnertime last night, we had torrential rains! It is the first sustained rains we have had since Manzanillo in February and this time Brad worked on getting rain water into our water tanks.
We are at anchor in a pretty protected corner near the east pass. We also knew this weather was on its way, so we were not very surprised when the weather whipped up.
It was still pretty windy this morning, but things are definitely calming down. The sun is out, so it is still pretty warm. As soon as the intense part of this system pass by us, we will pull anchor and head for Tahiti, probably tomorrow.

I didn’t take any pictures during the nasty weather, but here are some of the anchorage:

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