Beach House – Ship’s Mini Blog and Position Report…..Fare, Huahine – Leeward Islands – WHALE HO!……

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