June 15, 2014 Bora Bora

Had a terrific sail from from Raiatea to Bora Bora today, beam reaching in 12 knots of NE winds.  Doesn’t get any better!  From what we’ve seen so far, the island of Bora Bora is like “The Road”–upscale hotels in ruins with their grass roofs blown off, mountains of re-bar and rubble on the beach, and people squatting in the remains.  It’s a sign of the times, and of the French ineptitude in managing their colony.  We’re anchored next to some great snorkeling reefs and will spend the remainder of our stay in French Polynesia avoiding the jet ski crowd while we wait for a good weather window to sail to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, 540 distant.

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