Postcards

Moana : Fast is fun… and comfortable!

Published on 01 october 2014 at 0h00

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We have spent a few months in the big lagoon encircling Tahaa and Raiatea. This is a great area for cruising with big lagoons protected from the ocean swell, great anchorages and great people. This length of stay has almost made us feel as local residents, living more like locals and acquired a lot of new friends. Despite this we have been quite active on Moana. We have been doing schooling, dives, walks, plenty of swimming and snorkelling, we have mixed in well with the local activities and Kim has in a short time become a good windsurfer! We have spent quite some time anchored in the big natural swimming pools. These are huge areas often a kilometre wide and several km long with a depth of 2-2,5 meters and only sand with crystal clear water coming in from the ocean over the reef. Some memorable nights with full moon and it looks like the water is half a meter deep! I do not think there are many places in the world where you can find this? This has also been the period to spend some time to maintain Moana. Raiatea has a small shipyard and there is a representative from Outremer on site. With the great help from him, small repairs and fixes that needed to be done has been carried in a good way, and ...

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