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Travel Blogs from Tahiti
... did a lot of walking and brushed up on our French!
Mark had a surf session with another longboard champ, which was amazing and he managed to put the 7 - 9 year old children (also on our trip) to shame...sort of!
On the 24th we boarded the ferry to go to Moorea. This is an island about half an hour sail from Tahiti described as 'the little sister to Bora Bora' so as you can imagine we were very excited to see the typical white ...
... no taxis so we end up pulling our luggage for about half a mile back to the Tiare Hotel. It would have been ok if it had not been so hot.
We sit at a cafe in the evening and have a meal and watch the Black Watch leave and two other cruise ships arrive. It's a busy harbour.
In Papeete there is a rush hour at 16.30 and then everything is closed by 17.00. The cafe we are at is about the only place open.
... and coral on the islands reefs by conserving fish in several reserves. I spent a merry hour floating about viewing fish up close. It was only later that I discovered that factor 30 was not enough...I now have a rather sore upper back! Hopefully it will subside overnight. Lobster is the word. Angela and I met up in the sand bottomed swimming pool. This is also rather nice. An infinity pool which has effectively a ha-ha on the Pacific ...
... bread at the Boulangerie , there
was also an espresso bar on another corner. Not far away was a
couple dining at a very French influenced restaurant, filled with
tropical flowers. For all the pearl shops and boutiques, nothing had
prepared me for the direct contrast of it all. It feels a lot more
Gallic, and a bit more cosmopolitan, except for the way the people
look and dress. A few yards behind us, the crystal clear water of
the lagoon ...
Sunday is a non-event in Papeete. Very few places are open as most people, women dressed in blinding white dresses, go to church. So it was another rest day for us. At lunch time we ventured out to find an ATM and had lunch at one of the few restaurants open, Le Retro. I had a ham and goat's cheese salad which mainly consisted of fruit (pineapple, mandarins, pawpaw) surrounding a stack of lettuce tied around with prosciutto and then deep fried goat's ...