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: