Tahiti Beach is Tough to Beat

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…Team Island Spirit storms Tahiti Beach…..

We sailed Craig and Wendy, ahhh, rather, Craig sailed all of us to Tahiti Beach, just south of Hopetown. Of course, this was directly UPWIND, so we tacked 4 times until we finally had to add the “iron jenny” to reach the corner where we could turn south for Tahiti Beach. Dropping anchor around 1230, we immediately deployed the tender, and hit da Sand Bar. Yes, we knew it would be near high tide, but hey, this is TAHITI BEACH, and it matters NOT what the tides are, as it is still really cool to play here.

Taking the tender up onto the sand bar is always fun, and then you toss out an anchor and jump onto the sand. We walked out to the point of the sand bar and then all the way back and around the east side to the ocean cut. Along the way, we found beautiful conch shells and enjoyed spectacular vistas across the jagged rocky shore and into the deep blue ocean. Walking back to the sandbar, we reclaimed the tender off her anchor and returned to the “mother ship” for relaxation and reflection. The galley soon was cooking and by 1800 hrs we enjoyed a delicious pasta meal with Wendy’s homemade sauce, salad and homemade bread. Pay no attention to that red wine, but I heard Wendy had one! After dinner, the live band arrived, and it was concert time once again with some of the finest guitar riffs and crystal clear lyrics sung by our Team Island Spirit musical director, Craig! What a great day. Does it get any better?

Here are a few photos of this special place…..

Craig is a great sailor!  We sailed upwind for several tacks, as our destination was…

Wendy explores the Tahiti Beach sandbar

Radeen taking in the view and sporting the sun gear

Radeen, maxing out the sun protection on Tahiti Beach

The tender, BUNS II, with Island Spirit in the distance in the deeper blue water

Wendy and Craig, good buddies enjoying Tahiti Beach

The Captain, Hayden taking a break on the tender

Wendy and Craig, walking back from the ocean side
See, you don’t need curlers and a blow dryer, your hair looks GREAT!

Chinese Laundry Boat?….nope….just post-shower time

The BAND and Craig jam out on Team Island Spirit

Enjoying the sunset, and a glass of wine

Rock on Craig, you are soooooooo talented, thank you for the great music

Another fun day sailing, beach combing and walking Tahiti Beach, made even better with good friends. Tomorrow, we will poke our bow into Hopetown, or anchor off and dinghy into town, for a quick pre-tour. Then we will move back to the Jib Room and prep for this next cold front. Our Weather guru, Chris Parker, says it could be a very strong one. Can’t think of a better spot to be stuck than the Jib Room…..

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