Port Phaeton - drinks with a view, and (among chores) an explore about the isthmus between Tahiti Iti and Tahiti Nui
We arrived the evening before Opposite Day, when the wind blew from the north, so we had nice hot dry weather. We lowered the dinghy and took a tour of the anchorage before landing at the marina. We walked a short way down the road to a restaurant we had seen on the water and had a coffee and a cocktail for the price of an expensive dinner. After that, I was ready to call it a day but Maryanne convinced me to keep going with the argument that we were already halfway between the dinghy and Carrefour, her favorite French GigantoMart.
We managed to get away with only a light load on the condition that we could return the next day to clean them out.
In the morning, we walked over the saddle to Taravao to see the ocean on the other side of Tahiti. I know. We were really just wandering around the town, but the ocean is right there, so we had to do it.
Coming back home, Maryanne suggested we take a longer route so we could see some new stuff. There wasn't much. It was Sunday, so everything was closed. Even Ace Hardware was closed - on July 4th weekend!
We finally made it back to Carrefour just in time to be shooed out the door. They were closing! Poor Maryanne had such a defeated look on her face as we walked home.