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... over all the fancy menus, we surmised that nothing on theses menus tempted our sensitive palates (OK - Ruthie's palate. I ain't raw coconut fish and banana tumors yesterday!). So we decided a casual dinner with comfort food fit our relaxed day much better. Pizza and French fries! Ruthie also enjoyed a $40 drink served in a coconut (rum, coconut ice cream, and coconut water). Due to the weather we had dining to ourselves overlooking the deserted beach. Felt like we were all ...
... time), but now we are saying we will come back again! And we will do it with Reef Discovery!! Patrick's was good, but Reef Discovery was superb!!
Terry dropped us at the famous Bloody Mary's restaurant/bar. The 7 of us from the boat sat at one table and enjoyed lunch. Bloody Mary's was known for its unique setting and atmosphere.
By the time we came out of the restaurant, the rain had become constant - it rained while we were snorkeling ...
... We went ashore and visited one of oldest villages on the island .. Papetoai. Met up with Hiro, an American who came here in the 60’s and stayed. He spent a lot of time with Lynn retracing her memories of times in this part of the world.
MEMORIES – Lynn and her sister, Marion, were here many years ago and stayed at the now defunct Club Med.
Last ‘call’ was Bora Bora.
Always hailed as ...
... and talked super loudly. They bragged about how many jets they owned and the places they had flown in them. The highlight....when they talked about their pilots one dude says "what you need to realise...is that your basically hiring a bus driver"....really, is that what you think. Oh how I wish your pilot could hear that...I fear you may find yourself in some terrible turbulence on your way home. Luckily they left shortly after we arrived.... But not before none of ...
... the peak period for sailing. Cruisers from all
over the world are passing through now on big superyachts to our size to even
smaller. We catch up with Dutch boat "Duende" - Brahm, Vivien and little Flora / American boat- "Just Drifting"/ Aussie boat "Pacific Flyer", our
usual kid boats etc etc. Everyone passing through and running out of visa!
Three months is just not long enough. Finally, computer deal - check! Fridge regassed - check! ...