The yacht harbor
in Papette is next to a lovely promenade. The promenade runs along
Tahiti’s main road. It is a bit noisy, but after months of travel in
remote areas we liked staying right in the heart of Papette.
Mustang Sally was
Mediterranean moored – i.e. we had an anchor out in the habour, then
backed our sterns up to the dock. By using lines to shore the boat is
secured. By adjusting the length of the lines we move the boat closer
or further from the dock. Close for getting off and on the boat. Far
for night time or while away from the boat. Double click the
picture on the right to see how it works.
I awoke about 5:00
am, just at dawn to the sound of someone on the boat. I yelled out the
port hole and heard a splash. Running up on deck I spotted someone in
the water, pulling himself up on the dock using our lines. He struggled
to climbed out. All soaking wet, he sauntered off with a drunken
stagger as if nothing had happened. Perfectly natural to be walking
down the promenade dripping wet.
In another amusing
petty theft story, our friends on the boat Tiger had some shoes stolen
from their boat. A week later, the shoes were returned.
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