Living With Our Rapido 963f Le Randonneur Motor Home.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

After four quite choppy days at sea, crossing the South Pacific Ocean from New Zealand, we are now at the island of Bora Bora, the inspiration for the author of "Tales from the South Pacific" for Bali Hai. The island is surrounded by a coral atoll, with just one narrow entrance, which we entered at 7.30am this morning, and we are now anchored for the day in the lagoon. After a leisurely breakfast we took the second tender ashore for independent visitors, (as opposed to those doing tours), at 8.45am. The location is stunning, and we spent the morning just walking around browsing the small local shops, and gazing into the crystal clear turqoise water of the lagoon, where you could see straight to the sea bed, and the hundreds of tropical fish. The weather today is sunny and clear, with a high temperature of 30 degrees. Tomorrow we will be at Papeete on the island of Tahiti, then it is another four days at sea to Honolulu, where amongst our list of places to see is Waikiki Beach.
Now the temperature has warmed up after leaving New Zealand, we are spending most of our evenings, after our chosen entertainment has finished, enjoying a bottle of duty free wine on the aft terrace of deck 9, until after midnight, chatting to friends. A very pleasant lifestyle!

2 comments:

  1. Peter,

    I think you might be wrong about Bora Bora and the connection to James A Michener's 'Tales of the South Pacific'. He was on Espiritu Santo, now part of Vanuatu. The French Plantationer's house (it exists) looked across the water to the island of Aoba, which is probably the most beautiful of the islands in Vanuatu.

    Tom

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    1. Sorry, I only repeated what was printed in the Bora Bora tourist information.

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