Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Day in Tahiti.

The wind has been blowing for days and days.  We took a quick sail this morning through a narrow channel.  This area is too shallow to get to at low tide and we will have a super low tide today.  Most charts are marked with depths at mean low tide.  Today the depths will be lower than charted depths!  No problem, we will just need to transit the area at near high tide.  The prized anchorage is a place called Tahiti Beach.  It is prized because of it's beauty and because it is so well protected from the ocean.  We arrived and got anchor down and headed out on our dingy with friends Ben and Jane. We landed on TahitI Beach and explored the beautiful beach and sand bar (remember the extra low tide).  Lots of cool critters.  Royal Terns stood sentry along the sand bar.  A starfish and a conch were caught in a little tidal pool.  And we found a sea cucumber.

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