This week that we spend in Manihi Atoll flew by so fast. It is so beautiful here. We spend the week exploring the Atoll, snorkeling to look at the coral and fishes with our friends Ib and Yadranka from s/v Aeolus. We were invited for a Tuamotuan picnic on the beach at the blue lagoon by Fernando and his friends. The blue lagoon is on the eastern side of the Atoll about 15 nm from the entrance. The water is so clear, is looks like a swimming pool. We had great fun learning the local way of doing things, from making salad from the palm tree and greens for a green salad, making bread from the old coconuts, grating coconuts and making a fire using the coral stones as charcoals. We had a feast and was lucky for a visit by the black tip reef sharks that swam close by eating the fish bones we threw for them.
We have a small problem with the outboard, looks like the impeller, lucky we have spares. We will look at this tomorrow morning and then heading for Apataki Atoll on Tuesday morning 31 May. Apataki Atoll is about 50 nm from here.