Sunday, September 30, 2007

September 30, 2007 - Enroute to Beveridge Reef

We have immensely enjoyed these past three months in French Polynesia, but it is time to move on. We need to have Mata'irea on the hard in Whangarei, New Zealand in time to catch our plane out of Auckland on November 19th. That gives us roughly six weeks to cover a whole lot of water. So even though the wind isn't cooperating, we're leaving Bora Bora this afternoon. Moonshaddow left yesterday. Encanto is also leaving today. Unlike most of the boats we've met, Encanto is heading back to the States, via a North Pacific loop. It is hard to say goodbye to such fast friends. As a parting gift, Judy gave us a set of Tibetan prayer flags, which have been blessed by her brother-in-law, who is a high lama. We think they are a nice complement to our Red Sox battle flag. Go Sox!
We were going to sing Sweet Caroline over the VHF radio to the rest of the anchorage when we found out they clinched the division, but we decided that was a bit over the top. Maybe if they beat the Angels . . .

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