Tearing it up in Tahiti
It started soon after we had dropped anchor outside Marina Taina and I went ashore to meet friends from other boats. It was my first time in a proper bar with happy hour since Galapagos. The prospect of 2 for 1 beers put a huge smile on my face.
The party turned out really well, with birthday cake, birthdays songs, dancing, singing and lot’s of drunken debauchery. What more could one ask for?
A few days later we were able to experience a solar eclipse. We put on specially designed glasses and stared at the sun. We weren’t in the right location to experience a 100% eclipse, but it got up to 98%, which was eerie enough.
After 2 sensational parties, we now restrained ourselves and limited our partying to other boats, the bar on land and most importantly the sandbar. The sandbar is a shallow sandbar where a lot of people take their dinghies, drop anchor and wade around in chest high water. There is volleyball nets there and several floats and it is a great time. You basically spend the whole day playing volleyball, frisbee, throwing footballs, swimming, talking and drinking a few beers.