Our last sail to Tahiti

Our last anchorage in Huahine

We said a sad farewell to Huahine and set sail for the 120 mile passage to Tahiti, which unfortunately was directly into the wind. We were determined to enjoy our last sail and the seas were fine and the wind moderate to light so it was an easy and enjoyable passage. Felix did his usual trick of building a den and Hugo built Lego while listening enraptured to another audio book. Everyone was quickly back into sea-mode life.

We sailed through the night and arrived in Tahiti at dawn, sailing past Morea in the moonlight on the way.

As we sailed into the marina at Papeete we saw friends and yachts from our trip and by the time we got to a free slip there were plenty of friendly faces all ready to take a line and welcome us in. It was a great way to end an adventure greeting friends and families we hadn’t seen for months. As soon as we moored up the kids were off clambering on their friends boats as if it were yesterday that they’d all seen each other and not the 1 year or 6 months respectively!

Time now to catch up, enjoy a city, clean and sort the boat for shipping and celebrate our 15,000 nautical miles sailed across the oceans from Lymington on the English south coast to Tahiti in the south Pacific.

Our sailing adventure mileage!

20 thoughts on “Our last sail to Tahiti

  1. Well done to all of you!

    What a great voyage, great adventure and memories for a lifetime. We’ve followed you enviously every step of the way!

    Have a safe passage back to the UK, see you on your return.

    Best wishes

    Bill

    On Thu, 29 Apr 2021 at 17:24, Halls Aboard – Sailing Kathryn del Fuego wrote:

    > kh617 posted: ” Our last anchorage in Huahine We said a sad farewell to > Huahine and set sail for the 120 mile passage to Tahiti, which > unfortunately was directly into the wind. We were determined to enjoy our > last sail and the seas were fine and the wind moderate to” >

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  2. Congratulations on an amazing journey. I have loved following your adventure. Hope your next couple of months go safely as well before you arrive back home. Take care.

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  3. Well done, you made it. Many congratulations. What an amazing experience you have all had. We have enjoyed following your blog. Thanks for taking us with you. We are currently in the lovely Spanish rias heading back to blighty.

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  4. Very impressive. Enjoy your time in Tahiti and we can’t wait to see you back here later in the summer!

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  5. You made it! Congratulations! It must be a strange feeling to have come to the end of your time at sea after so long. Enjoy the last part of your adventure over land!

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  6. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your journey on your excellent blogs. Anika and I particularly enjoyed our virtual sail through the Panama Canal with you. Wishing you a good onward passage as you journey home.

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