AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2016/08/30 03:51
LATITUDE: 16-43.20S
LONGITUDE: 151-02.33W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 11
WIND_DIR: S
CLOUDS: 20%
VISIBILITY: 20
BARO: 1016.9
AIR_TEMP: 29.4C
COMMENT: Beach House – ANCHORED – Fare, Isle Huahine – Leeward Islands

We had a lovely day yesterday in Moorea. We rented a car, drove around the island. Had some great views and photos.
We even climbed “Magic Mountain” and will write about that in our next Photo Blog.

The trip took exactly 12 hours and we’re anchored where I’ve been 5 times before! We motor sailed the entire way as there just wasn’t enough wind to make it here during daylight hours. Cindy and I met Clark and Vincent here, almost exactly 6 years ago. They spent a wonder few weeks with us, I’ll never forget it.

We had our first major whale sighting today. On the outside of the Western Reef, we saw a solo humpback and then right when we got to the “corner” on the mid leeward side of the island, we had 3 humpbacks less than 200 feet away. I even got a “tail shot” which of course will make the next photo blog.

We’ll be here for 2 or possibly three days and then make the short 20 mile day sail to the Raiatea/Tahaa reef and island complex.
The engines, steering, water maker, boom vang all worked fine. I’ll need to add some “shims” to the boom as it works a bit too much at the gooseneck.
Feel free to write, we love hearing from all of you.
Scott and Nikki
www.svbeachhouse.com

AIRMAIL YOTREPS
IDENT: N6ABC
TIME: 2016/08/27 23:08
LATITUDE: 17-29.30S
LONGITUDE: 149-51.07W
MARINE: NO
WIND_SPEED: 11
WIND_DIR: ENE
CLOUDS: 35%
VISIBILITY: 15
BARO: 1015.8
AIR_TEMP: 31.7C
COMMENT: Beach House -ANCHORED – Oponohu Bay, Moorea

Dear Friends and Family,
We are finally on the move again! Anchored at the NE corner of Oponohu Bay for one or two nights. This is the very bay that Jimmy Buffet said he
wrote his song, “One Particular Harbor” about.

We motored the 16 miles here to check the engines and autopilot/steering. All seemed normal.
It was quite the washing machine ride as well which gave the steering a good test.
This is one of the most “Bali Hai” beautiful anchorages in the South Pacific. We’ll be here a day or two and then head off toward
Huahine – making the 85 mile long trip a very long day sail. We’ll leave very early. I’ve been there before, so I’m familiar with the entry.
Scott and Nikki