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... when we will have already crossed by ferry in seas that, today anyway, are very rough. We are paying for a lift to the port and to be picked up and taken to the airport, along with our black bag full of stuff we rarely use, on Monday. Breakfast included papaya, guava and a plaited bread that had the taste and texture of donut. Amanda got a lift down to the supermarket when Nathalie went shopping so we just made up a salad baguette sandwich for lunch, plus ...
... stopped every few minutes to look at views or visit places of interest. The island is almost 130k around with PK 0 ( Point Kilometre or mile post) being at Papeete and PK 63 being on the other side where the other part of the island joins, the presqu'ile of Tahiti. At PK 5 we stopped above the airport to look across at Mo'orea. All along the coast there were long stretches of reef, with gaps so that it wasn't continuous. The breakers crashed against the reef, kept the sharks ...
... to fill, it was very hot, so we had a look at the various stalls selling lots of jewellery, a few flower stalls and one or two clothes stalls, we then walked further into Papetoai,which basically consisted of a shop, a church, a cafe/bar and a few houses.We went back to the meeting point and found shelter under a tree, where we waited until the scrum for the coaches began!!!! We began our tour by visiting the Lycée Agricole to taste some of the jam they ...
It sure was good to get off the ship again, even if it was 10,30am It allowed Gene and me to go to trrvia first, and thankfully we did well with our team.
We had made a plan the night before to go with Margie and Gene in a rental car to explore.
So armed with our day packs ever hopeful that we might be able to swim somewhere, we disembarked and made our way in a taxi to the airport to collect our rental car.
... caves below.
Sand flies don't like black sand. When you are being bitten into pieces, go to the black sand beach of Mahina.
Black sand beaches make for easy shell collecting.
Beaches that will be plagued with sand flies one day will not be the next.
The only dive shop on Tahiti may well have a sign by the road in Taravoa but you'll be ...