So after the crossing from Huahine we saw one of our buddy boats, Albion, and decided to tie to the city dock. When we tied up, there was about 15 knots blowing us onto the dock, but as the evening wore on, the wind increased to 20 to 25 knots, and we were pinned to the dock. Our fenders were squished flat and it was a sleepless night!
The morning looked no better, and the weather forecast showed no improvement for the next 4 days. We had to leave. We first tried pulling the bow of the boat off the dock with the dingy. But no! Finally we put the dingy between the hulls and used it like a tug, which worked great. So with the motor from the boat powering the stern off the dock, and the dingy powering the bow off, we were able to get the boat off the dock and then pointed into the wind. It worked perfect!!!
Now we are over at the coral gardens of Tahaa, enjoying drift dives over the coral. As we were drifting a Moray eel came out to see if we had brought a treat for him. He was about 6 feet! I had some bread, and tried to feed him, but the little fishes would just eat it. Earlier today I had checked if the local 'sacred' fresh water eels would bite, and actually lost a chunk of my ring finger! Weird! Oh, and Wolfie, (now called Woofie) said that was the first time he dove with something bigger then himself. Just wait for the sharks and Mantas of Bora Bora!!!
Until next time!!