We docked at 7 a.m. having entered the small harbour through a gap in the reef, approximately 60m wide. The compulsory pilot who left us once docked, will rejoin us for departure at the uncivilised time of 5 a.m tomorrow morning and come with us to Moorea and thence to Bora Bora. Moorea is a mere ‘hop’ away and it will take us only a couple of hours to get there.
It’s hot and humid 86F/30C and guests don’t stay out long. Even I, who should be used to such heat, find it difficult as I go ashore to take some photos.