|At the helm going through the pass to Bora Bora|
|Laura Dekker & Guppy|
|U.S. WWII cannons aimed at the pass|
We rejoined the crew, John picked us up in the dinghy and we all made it back to the boat. Shortly after, we did MOB (man overboard drills) but with the gusty winds and the choppiness of the harbor, I was the only one to give it a go. We anchored in front of Bloody Mary's and the crew got ready for drinks and dinner. I don't typically like touristy restaurants, but its just one of those places that if you're going to be on Bora Bora, you should partake.
The next day Amanda gave us a tutorial on the Sailrite sewing machine and the best way to repair sails. She also showed us how to make our own stow bags, which had my wheels turning about the endless possibilities of things you can make - I am so excited about getting a new sewing machine! Class continued with classes about diesel engines, storm tactics, and communications. Later that day, we anchored again by the outer motu and swam ahore (about 3/4 mile each way). Baxter and I were lucky enough to spot four leopard rays swimming in the sand. They were so playful with each other - they almost looked like puppies crawling on each other and snuggling.
Soon after, we charted our course and set sail for Mopelia. We were fortunate enough to have the wind at our back and we set the sails to wing on wing with the pole out on the head sail. I think while Annika was at the helm, she saw 8.6 knots.
|Navigating to Mopelia|