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... had a light bar snack in a boutique beer joint not far from our hotel.
On returning to our room we recounted our experiences to date as we watched a movie in bed and planed our up and coming family Christmas back home.
Hints - the chauffer service was well worth the effort and we would definitely recommend both the De Bretts Hotel and the Botswana Butchery if you find yourself in Auckland.
On top of all the beach bumming around, hiking, and diving that we did here on Moorea, we also fit in some time to check out a couple of different things, mainly consisting of snorkeling! The two big snorkel trips we did wre to Lagoonarium, a big tourist attraction on the south side of the island, and a Kayak trip out to a sand bar on the northern side of the island to swim with sharks and rays! Lagoonarium was a bit of a fluke, we ...
... some laid back tunes in his clunker of a 4x4. This really set the tone for the day and we set off in search of the trail on the right foot!
Similar to the shorter hike we did, to get to the trail we had to start at the bottom walking through the roads/local's driveways heading inland. This time however we were met with nice paved roads for the first couple of hours of the hike, the road we were actually walking on is the road tourist companies use to cart up tourists ...
... I did notice them, they were much closer than I was expecting and I must admit I did let out a little ‘OMG! Sharks’ squeak before returning to my photo taking.
Once everyone was back on the boat we headed to our next spot for a little bit of snorkelling in another lagoon. While there were quite a few fish swimming around, the coral reef itself was looking a little stressed. A few of the bommies were covered in algae and a couple were very much dead. ...
... them is the same. Most of them go something like the following.
"Hey my friend! Come here"
I walk over to them give them a fist bump or something and they offer me a beer.
"What your name?" they ask.
"Spencer" I reply
Then they pronounce my name in their thick french accent. They seem to like it because they repeat it about 3 times "SPENNNNCERRRR" then we fist bump again.
"Where you from?" they ask next.
"Canada" I reply. Then they look at ...
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