Checked out and ready to go!

It’s time to say goodbye to Bora Bora and French Polynesia. We love it here and don’t really want to go but El Niño is keeping us (and all other yachties) on our toes and we need to get to New Zealand before hurricane season starts.

This morning we went to the Gendarmerie to check out and then to the supermarket for provisions. Everything is neatly stowed away and all that’s left to do is to go for happy hour drinks at the MaiKai Yacht Club tonight and tomorrow we set sail to Tonga via Aitutaki and Nuie and perhaps with a stopover in Palmerston. We’re not sure yet about Palmerston as we hear they want us to bring all sorts of expensive supplies (whisky, chain, line…) that cost an arm and a leg in this part of the world (and almost everything is expensive in French Polynesia as they don’t have income tax and all the monies are levied trough import duties).

Anyway… We’ll see where the wind takes us!

A few more pics from the last couple of days:

can't get enough of this view ...

can’t get enough of this view …

nosy fish

nosy fish

can i touch them?

can i touch them?

tyrii snorkeling

tyrii snorkeling

fun on the SUP

fun on the SUP

SUP surfing

SUP surfing

SUP surfing with Rehua in the background

SUP surfing with Rehua in the background

Rehua in Bora Bora with buddy boats Toucan and Bema

Rehua in Bora Bora with buddy boats Toucan and Bema

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10 thoughts on “Checked out and ready to go!

    • Hi Marky! Probably be November by the time we get there! We still want to stop in Aitutaki, Niue and Tonga and then from Tonga sail to NZ … Really looking forward to seeing you guys! Xxx

  1. Hi Audrie,
    Ken Case and Carol Laverick here. We met you at your going away party in May 2014 and were very excited about your trip. Kevin and Charlie brought us along as we were staying at their place for a few days having just arrived from Australia. We live in Adelaide, South Australia and would like to welcome you here if you come our way. You can berth at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron where Ken is a member. We’d love to show you around Adelaide and its environs including the Barossa Valley, our closest wine district. If you plan to come our way it would be great if you can give us a little warning so that we keep that time free. We can also help with any arrangements at The Squadron. If you email us back we can exchange contact details and keep in touch.

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