Pacific Puddle Jump Party

On Saturday afternoon a large group of cruisers, with plans to head west from here in the next few weeks, gathered at the Balboa Yacht Club for information and a get together.  It was sponsored by Latitude 38 magazine and the Tahiti tourism bureau.

IMG_8218

Bill with the latest issue of the magazine.  Andy (managing editor at  Latitude 38) brought a stack of the popular magazine south with him and they rapidly disappeared into cruisers’ hands.  Bill took most of the photos of the event as I was helping at the registration table with Shirley.

IMG_8159

TahitiPresentationTahitiClothing

Andy and Stephanie (from the Tahiti tourism office) gave a nice presentation.  There was a drawing for door prizes and one of the items was Tahitian material for their traditional wrap-around clothing.  Stephanie showed one of the cruising ladies how to wrap it for a female and for a male.

IMG_8221

After the crowd thinned, we enjoyed an early dinner with Andy, Stephanie, Frank and Shirley.