Off We Go!

The Day Dawned in Papeete nice and bright but cool. the Cold front had moved on luckily and the rain with it!! our New Guests arrived at the airport on time and we got back to the boat for breakfast. Pilot boarded at the dock and we set off for Opunohu Bay a mere 22nm away. The weather was stiff with a 35kt wind with gusts in to the 40's and the swell and sea state about 3.5-4m However, it was on the beam so with the staysail out it was quick. We got in to Anchor at Opunohu and surprisingly there was still a strong Katabatic wind in the 30's . All the way down the end of the bay We went and dropped 2 anchors. Lunch, Some swimming and Sea bobbing  along with a very muddy hike to the ridge overlooking  The Bay. the views however were stunning.