We spent a quick couple of nights at Port Moselle marina. We did some quick grocery shopping, enjoyed some fast internet and tried very hard to get the iPad fixed with no luck. No worries, I'll get it all worked out in New Zealand. We were antsy to get back out again, because the weather is gorgeous.
Our friends, Michael and Barbara on the sailing vessel Astarte were also at the marina upon our arrival. It gave us a chance to enjoy a Happy Hour at the nearby bar/restaurant then we found a good pizza joint around the corner where we grabbed our "to go" pizzas for PIZZA NIGHT aboard Gypsea Heart!! MMMM! Love those spontaneous plans. Below is a picture of our pizza chef (sorry it's not a great picture).
Besides the wonderful pizza, we had a great evening catching up with Astarte and just laughing. Today, we finished up our little chores like filling water tanks, taking out trash, and stocking up with more fresh fruits, veggies and internet time then we left the marina. We had to be out of the marina by noon or they charge us another day, so we got otta there.
We had a very pleasant sail, though way too short, West to Ilot Te Ndu (Signal Island) where we picked up a mooring. This is a marine park and currently there's lots of snorkelers in the water from a commercial power cat moored nearby. The only other boats here are Astarte and the New Caledonia Coast Guard. We'll be making a splash soon and will keep you posted. In the meantime, we've been invited to join Astarte tonight for a "surprise" dinner ... can't wait, I love surprises!!