Disappointing excursion

When we got back to the false pass of Motutunga in the early morning just in time for the slack tide, we had to find out that the small cargo ship had indeed left as they told us, but they forgot to tell us that they left some workers there for the week to work at a pearlfarm in the lagoon. Their workboat still blocked the dock…

We were so frustrated. The wind was just dying down to nothing, so we ended up motoring 20 nm back to Tahanea–a senseless waste of diesel and precious miles eastwards. The best plans don’t work out as soon as somebody else is involved…

Now we are back in our favourite spot in Tahanea, enjoying some calm and sunny weather.

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