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Travel Blogs from Fakarava
We stayed at the spot for probably an hour or so, then we got out and walked back - some locals told us the snorkeling would be better the opposite direction. We walked a couple of minutes beyond the pier and got in the water again. It was by a dive shop which was closed. This time I wore my snorkel mask, but I saw only a couple of interesting fish. It was interesting that there were more fish in the water right at the edge ...
... the landing platform, so we bobbed around for a while. We didn't melt, though, and got back to the ship in time for a late lunch, and a nap.
We went up to the top deck for cocktail hour so that we could watch the sail-away, and see the atoll from a higher perspective. I'm glad we did, because we could see the nearly circular shape of the reef, and where the inhabitants lived. Fakarava was a good introduction to French ...
... time. Fakarava is a good example of this. A 1 ½ hour snorkeling tour that went to the exact same spot we went to snorkel cost $89. A 3.5 hour "Half Day at the Beach" where they take you to this beautiful beach, then give you time to snorkel in the lagoon and includes some refreshments, was $129. For $105, we got both of those, plus a Tahitian BBQ on the beach.
Our first stop was a coral head. The water was a bit rough, but nothing ...
... are the main transportation. It was Hot. And Humid. And Hot. We finally went back to the ship just before noon.
We laid out by the pool for a couple of hours. Would you believe Randy ran into an old business associate on board the ship? What an extremely small world.
We lazed around all afternoon and then changed for dinner. We didn't have reservations but we were able to get into ...
... we got back to the pension, picked a green coconut on the way back, and had a delicious dinner and more beautiful conversations. Thank you people! Time to say goodbye and after a last good breakfast at the pension it was time to go. With beautiful pictures and even more beautiful memories we are on our way to Rangiroa, a more touristic atoll in French Polynesia. at least we were travelling with Marie, Lelou and their friends - so we had such nice ...
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