Thursday, August 16, 2007

August 15, 2007 - Maeva Beach, Tahiti

This morning we awoke to find ourselves anchored in the middle of an outrigger canoe race. Watching the races while enjoying lattes was a wonderful way to begin our stay in the Society Islands. We're never really sure what day of the week it is, but I was pretty sure that it wasn't a weekend. It wasn't until later this afternoon, after we motored from Point Venus to Maeva Beach, that we discovered that today is some kind of holiday here. As a result, the stores are all closed. It has been months since we've been in an actual grocery store, and I had gotten all excited about getting some fresh veggies today. But it wasn't to be. We drowned our sorrows in an oreo McFlurry. That's right - we're anchored right in front of a McDonalds. Sweet. Now, some cruisers wouldn't be caught dead in Mickey-D's. Not us. We love American fast food, and we're not too proud to admit it. This anchorage comes equipped with internet, a big grocery (if it ever reopens), a laundry, and a McDonalds. I'm pretty much in heaven. The only thing that could make it better would be if there was one of those KFC/Taco Bell combos tucked away somewhere near by. Oh, and a Dunkin Donuts. I'd settle for a Starbucks. What are the chances?

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