Something very interesting is happening on Irie these last few days. Whether it is because of the rainy weather or the fact that it is weekend, or that we feel like time is our biggest form of wealth at the moment, or that Mark is basically “waiting” for the final stages of the heart of our new Wirie product – The Wiriepro – to be completed abroad, I don’t know, but we are taking the concept of R&R (rest and relaxation) very seriously, if not up to the next level! I do feel more inspired to write and do errands in the mornings, while Mark catches up on business as usual, but the afternoons are filled with everything but work or activities. This time of the day, we both retreat to our bunk and “veg”. Mark has been playing a new (to him) video game for hours on end, and I am finally catching up on reading sailing magazines collected from the States and Belgium; partly to see myself in print (vanity, indeed), but also to learn about new places and to get inspired and write more. We are also soaking up information about the area we plan to visit over the coming months, since we literally had no idea what to expect from all the anchorages in this lagoon.
|Flower stands for All Saint's Day (November 1st) in Uturoa|
|Vegetable market in Uturoa|
|"Catamaran row" in the Aito anchorage, which - with its 6ft depth - is too shallow for most monohulls|
|Taha'a - our next destination - on a sunny day in the Aito anchorage|
|Sharks swimming by the boat (Aito)|
|Mark enjoying a new video game in bed|
|Stingray in the water alongside Irie (Aito)|