Our friends Anne & Ale flew in from Denver to spend 9 days with us in Tahiti/Moorea. We spent our first day in Tahiti together on an island tour with Corrine.
Building donated by the island chief. The bottle on top of the roof signifies his love for drink.
View of the lagoon by the Protestant church
Point Venus where Captain Cook hoped to view the passing of Venus. Unfortunately it was a cloudy night.
Tahitian boats stored on stilts.
Coastline just past Point Venus good for surfing and kiting
One of Tahiti's lovely waterfalls
We stopped at a lovely fruit juice stand and had pamplemousse-pineapple juice.
The owners had a lovely herb guardian, chickens and amazing lettuce, squash and tomatoes planted (among others)
Being sassy by another waterfall and gardens
Teahupo'o is a big deal surfing spot on Tahiti iti. It produces some of the most challenging waves to surf in the world.
This is the closest I will likely get to surfing.
A silly beach-babe shot
The wave site and the commentary/judging stand for the surf competition.
It doesn't look impressive now. Check out these videos of Laird Hamilton surfing in Teahupo'o
We are enjoying beautiful gardens outside of Papeete
Beautiful koi and water Lilly ponds
And...after a long day sail to Moorea the next day, Radlers and nuts!
Happy to be in Oponohu Bay!
The mountains surrounding us
Anne's big 4-0 celebration with pastries from Le Perchoir
Anne & Ale relaxing in the warm water
On our way to lunch at the Garden Café
Anne & Ale
An idyllic picture of the Wind Spirit leaving Oponohu Bay
We had a wonderful time with Anne &Ale!
First Mate Kate