|Osprey at anchor in Kauehi, Tuamotu|
(photo courtesy of Kyanos)
|Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my GoPro?!|
We spent four days in Kauehi hanging out with the crew on Kyanos and had some fun potlucks, walks on the atoll and even a snowball fight...yes, you heard me right, a snowball fight in the middle of the tropical Pacific. I have a new-found appreciation for what had been a dreadful task, defrosting the freezer. And now that I have something to do with all that frost all I can saw is that other boaters have been warned and should expect to hear the "clunk" of a snowball hitting their decks if they are anchored next to us. Check out the video.
One day Richard and I were walking back from a hike on the atoll and ran into Ben and Sarah and they asked if I would mind translating for them as they went to purchase some pearls. seeing this as an adventure, I agreed and they ended up getting a sweet deal on black Tahitian pearls. They even threw in a pearl for me as a translating fee. So now I have this single pearl sitting in a tiny container on my boat. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but if my Mom isn;t reading this, maybe can I surprise her with it when I get back to the states. Opps, I guess the cat's out of the bag.
|Yes, that's a shark and I'm trying to untangle the anchor.|
Our time in the Tuamotus was cut short by the emergence of a favorable weather window which we were quick to take advantage of given our previous experiences in waiting for weather windows. With that in mind, we picked up our anchor, after I dove on the anchor amid all the sharks to free it from the coral, and headed to Tahiti...finally, Tahiti!