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Travel Blogs from Bora Bora
... Toopua) as you look at Viatape. On the end of Moto Toopua were some very sad looking overwater bungalows at what was very obviously an abandoned resort. Sadly the decaying Bora Bora Lagoon Resort wasn’t the last one we’d see.
We weren’t in any rush to get off the ship as we had two full days to enjoy Bora Bora. Eventually we took the tender across to the strange little place that was Vaitape. Something was going on in the large ...
... stuff we did was to take a tour for the day on a boat with a guide. We went snorkelling with manta rays, with a skin so soft it,s incredible. Also went snorkelling with blqck fin sharks... they are small ish (although a lemon shark turned up and it was BIG!) but it is still quite unsettling!!! Em didnt last long in the water at that stage!!
Anyway, I stop with the superlatives... the pictures describe this paradise much better than I can...
... emerald and amber. There were hundreds of tiny colored and
striped fish including a parrot fish.
There was just a little current. I took it all in. As I looked
up, I couldn't imagine the exhilaration of this experience. It's a
completely different universe. Gliding in the calm water, watching
the bright, striped and spotted fish dance around the coral below, is
pure happiness. At the end of the day, there is nothing like
soaking in ...
... shucking races, fruit carrying races, stone lifting comps, traditional dance and song.
Pearls everywhere – more than you can imagine. – and more cruisers than we expected to see. We must have all read the same programme!
During the week, we hitched into Papeete. Yes – people do stop - even for a family of three! Activities included getting information on parts, where to dock in the city- and to buy a computer. You may ...
... more urgent, the energy of the dancers reached fever pitch and the perfect harmonies of the singers brought tears to our eyes once again, just as they had two years earlier in The Cook Islands.
There are some moments on your travels, as in life, when you just wish you could hit the pause button and savour it for as long as possible. This was one of them. We will never forget that evening, and will never forget just how lucky we are to still be having this amazing ...