Next on our tour of the Society Islands is Taha’a, a small island between Huahine and Bora Bora, reknowned for its coral gardens on the west side. Continue reading “The Coral Island – Taha’a, French Polynesia”
I’m told that guardian angels come in all shapes and sizes. Our particular guardian angel on this occasion was an underwater rock wall….
Moorea is another one of those stunningly beautiful French Polynesian Islands – from a distance. Up close we have to say it was a little disappointing. We were hoping it would be more relaxed than Tahiti, but it was too commercialised and touristy for our liking – too many big hotel complexes, too many jet skis (oh, how we wish they’d invent an Olympic sport of skeet-shooting jet-skis), but nothing can take away from the simply stunning scenery.
Well, I guess Papeete isn’t that big a city compared to others, but after a few months of coral atolls it was a shock to the senses to be back amongst the hustle and bustle of traffic and city noise. Continue reading “Bright Lights, Big City – Papeete, Tahiti”