Wow, I can't believe it is August already. Its been almost a full 12
months since we left Seattle - August 29th I believe we left Neah Bay in
Puget Sound. And here we are anchored in the beautiful South Seas tropical
paradise of Huhahine in the Society Islands. Can I say wow again without
sounding trite? Wow!
Things are going well lately. Nothing new broken. We're finally going to
get our package sent from the US last month by my dad. It was supposed to
take 10 days to arrive (while were in Moorea) and instead took close to 4
weeks. We found another boat in Moorea heading over here to bring it for
us. Its got tons of important stuff we need - our mail, which we haven't
had any of since April. The mail includes replacement credit cards, bank
card, dive certification card which I have been without since losing my
wallet in Mexico in April. Videotapes for Jonah made by his Gammy (mostly
PBS shows), fishing lures I ordered, 5 months of sailing magazines (which
I was kind of bored reading last time I had a new one, though I am
looking forward to Ocean Navigator). The box also should have my new Lycra
dive skin I ordered since I lost mine at Makemo (blew over the side one
night and was gone).
We are really liking Fare the main village at Huahine. The scenery in the
bay is outrageous and the water crystal clear. We went diving outside the
pass yesterday and we were shocked by the water clarify. It seems even
more clear then the water in the Tuomotus, though it can't compete for
fish life with those atolls. We didn't see any pelagic species (ocean
going fish as opposed to reef fish) though the coral reef was in great
shape and the fish abundant.
This evening we are going night diving and Jonah is staying on the boat
with a sitter (Anne from "Kaein"). We haven't gone night diving
in years and I for one am very excited about it. Kate is a bit lukewarm
but willing. She has only been on 2 night dives and neither went
especially smoothly - she lost her weights on one and on the other it was
rough and surgy and we had a hard time finding the dinghy after the dive.