We planned for a play day, but ended up working. We moved the boat in the morning and anchored near the Taapuna pass, which is northwest Tahiti Nui. There are a lot of coral heads and the reef is nearby so we planned to paddle board for the day and play in the water, but we needed to make water.
Both Pape’ete Marina and our anchorage in Marina Taina had poor water clarity so we conserved enough until today. The day was bright and sunny so we pulled out the pressure cooker and started the watermaker. As soon as the first batch of meats were canning a cloud came over us and ruined the day. We could hardly keep up with the power to make water and the water was no longer fun to play in.
We turned the day around by making gourmet four cheese macaroni with the cheeses we purchased yesterday and planted thyme, strawberries, and cilantro that we found at Carrefour in King Neptune’s Garden.
Cruising Tip: We do not recommend anchoring here on the weekend because even on a Tuesday there seemed to be a lot of traffic in and out of the pass late afternoon.
Wade and Sara