July 4, 2010
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
We are feeling right at home with the squally and drizzly weather that has greeted us here in Papeete for the Fourth of July. There are a bunch of Americans downtown at the main quay who will no doubt take this opportunity to celebrate. We are staying in a suburb called Arue which is to the east of Papeete. We are going to try navigating the bus to check out downtown and connect with our American cruising friends.
The motorsail back from Moorea yesterday was short but a little bouncy. We got into Tahiti Yacht Club and tied up to a mooring ball just before the first of several squalls hit us. We got ashore to restock on fresh fruits and vegetables and then we were going to return with Jarana and search out a Chinese “restaurant” that has been recommended to us, but the rain kept us on the boat. Jarana ended up coming over for Brad’s most excellent baguette pizzas while we watched to the lightening off in the distance.
PS More pictures have been uploaded!!!!
Early morning paddler (outrigger canoe) – Point Venus in background