Tag Archives: Moorea

Then We Got Audited…

Helensville, NZ With Greg’s mom’s departure came the next phase of our adventure.  And, like every other part of this journey, it was not what we expected. This time was different though because the surprise was not a good one.  … Continue reading

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The Tahiti-Moorea Rendezvous

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Well, now that we got the whole troublesome sailing bit out of the way, let’s get to the partying… …by getting in an even smaller boat, but this time with no means of automated propulsion … Continue reading

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Any excuse for a party!

The Tahiti Rendezvous There is something you need to understand about sailors: they really need very little excuse to do two things: 1)      Sail 2)      Party So any occasion where an actual legitimate reason exists to do both at the … Continue reading

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Feeding the Wildlife

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Most of the guidebooks about Moorea will at least mention feeding the sting rays. Typically, you would need to rent a boat or hire a tour guide to go do this but since our old … Continue reading

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Fine line between cute and slutty

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia (cont’d from previous post) Finally, the Polynesian dance school also had a group of little girls, which were there either because they were in fact learning or just because they were ridiculously adorable. How the … Continue reading

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How do they get their hips to do that?!

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia So uh…what else do normal tourists do?  Dance shows!  Yes, tourists go to Tahitian dance shows! We ended up at the Bali Hai hotel in Moorea for our obligatory Tahitian dance show which ended up … Continue reading

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Further experiments in tourism

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia (cont’d from previous post) Continuing our exploration of the heritage site we found the ruins of a marae (altar/temple) and evidence that perhaps Mr. Morse was a bit premature in taking credit for his code…also … Continue reading

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Experiments in Tourism

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Like we said, we’re moonlighting as “normal tourists” in the Society islands.  So what do normal tourists do?  No, that isn’t rhetorical or a clever way to intro this blog entry.  Really, what do they do? … Continue reading

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Outside the bungalow – Dolphins and Sea Turtles!

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Bungalow’s cool but what else do they have to do around here at the hotel? Actually, quite a lot. We went over to check out the dolphins responsible for our free lunchtime entertainment. The part … Continue reading

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Bungalow living

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia We’ve all heard of beach bungalows before and until now, we really had no idea what to expect from this iconic South Pacific icon of the good life.  We had no preconceived notions here except … Continue reading

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