We arrived in Tahiti a couple of days ago and immediately got on a Ferry to Moorea to rendezvous with our friends Erin and Brian on Delos. We are fortunate enough to be able to stay and sail with them on their boat for 3 weeks while exploring the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Rauiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora. It was as if we never left them three months ago in Mexico when they turned West to sail into the sunset and towards the South Pacific and we went North to bash our way back to San Diego. We fell right into our old routines of lounging around and swimming and snorkeling and diving – and it was all spectacular! One of the books I read a while ago said something along the lines of ‘You’ve never seen BLUE until you’ve been to the South Pacific’ and now I truly believe it. The shades of blue here are amazing and vary from gin light turquoise water in the sandy shallows to light green and deep blue-purple in the deep ocean.
Beach potluck parties, an SYC reunion with pictures to prove it, new friends and snorkeling with mantas and black tip sharks occupied the rest of the days we had on Moorea. It’s on to Tahiti next for a proper celebration for the 4th of July where allegedly there will be Bud Light beer and fireworks. America, Yeah!
Anchored in Paradise:
Alf found happiness in the South Pacific:
Snorkeling with Mantas and Sharks:
Sometimes it rains in Paradise, but the pay off is a gorgeous rainbow: