Woke up this morning to an incredible full rainbow behind us and the magical mountain alive with new rain vibrance. We are off to the store to reprovision for the next Pacific journey to the Cook National Park of Suvarov, which should take us 4 to 6 days, depending on the weather, of course. The photos recap the last few days with our friends on the East side and yesterday's dinghy discovery of the famous Bloody Mary's restaurant and bar. Richard sent us with a special hi to his friends who are the owners, and we found them both, Greg and Joe, who just happen to be guys from Newport Beach, and we both worked with Greg at the Ancient Mariner and the Rusty Pelican. We are continually amazed by the connections throughout the world due to shared interests and just being on this planet.
The people pictures of Kelita and Robert from Freedom, John and Linda on Nakia (from San Francisco), and Ed and Nila on Quixotic (originally from Portland, Oregon and Israel) will continue to remind us that one of our most favorite parts of cruising is the people we have met. We cherish the friendships made and hope to see them again somewhere. We may make our way down to the Bloody Mary's dock and moorings tomorrow and snorkel around the point where the famous old Bora Bora Hotel still is but has been closed since the last hurricane. We plan to leave on Monday morning if the weather permits. From that point on, we will have a few weeks of just sailmail communication until we reach Tonga. Hope all is well with all of you, and we continue to send you our love, Suzi