We didn't do much yesterday except sleeping. We arrived yesterday at
Huahine after an overnight sail from Moorea. We anchored at about 10am and
went for a swim. I also spent an hour cleaning the grime and grass off the
waterline - nothing grows on the bottom thanks to the fabulous bottom
paint we put on in Mexico (which is illegal in the USA because it contains
Tin) but at the waterline we have a blue "bootstripe" which is
not anti-fouling. The starboard (right) side of the boat is especially bad
since we list (lean) a tad to starboard and so the bootstripe spends most
of its time in the water unlike on the port side where it remains dry.
After that Kate and I went to sleep, not having slept much the night
before while sailing, and Jonah watched videos. Jonah was really seasick
on the sail over and so he slept the till we anchored and was full of
energy. It was not really so rough, its just that spending so many weeks
in calm anchorages has caused the crew to lose their sea-legs.
Today we plan a quiet day. Some chores which require tending to, as usual.
We have to inflate the dinghy and put the motor on it. We haven't put on
the sail covers yet, so that has to be done. Kate is doing some laundry,
or rather, our washing machine is doing it - Kate just has to hang it to
dry. We had French toast for breakfast today using day old French bread,
so it really is French bread! At the hotel we visited last week with my
dad they had French toast with French bread every day at the buffet, only
they didn't call it French bread, they called it Pan Perdu which Kate says
means "forgotten bread". Sounds to me like they rescue the day
old slightly stale bread by soaking it in egg and cooking it. Works for
me. Mmmmm mmmm.
Other then that we may explore a bit. We are anchored between the main
island and a large "motu" (island) which forms a lagoon inside
which is peaceful and calm. The scenery here is outrageous! Hard to
describe, so I will only say check out the Photo Gallery for July after
the first of the month when we put up new pictures!