By Peter Locher; thanks to iaoranet we were able to put this report on the web.
Moorea is a much nicer place to stay for a few days until we get our new batteries than Tahiti. After all the work on the busy main island it is a great feeling to sail again!
I am steering for the first time a yacht trying hard to follow a straight course through 2 m waves without getting dizzy. As Sara and Jael got sick on the boat during their first night they prefer to take the ferry and stay on land in a pension. We anchor close to baie de Oponou, which has a beautiful public sandy beach. Eleonore and Patrick from Tahiti joined us for the weekend.
Moorea is mountainous and has a few nice shady hikes up through the forest to the crater rim. We pass pineapple fields and an old marae, a Polynesian temple, on our way up to the Bellevedere, from where we enjoyed great views to the surrounding mountains and the sea below us. On the top of the
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