We have spent the last month enjoying our continued exploration of Raiatea. We left the boat here for the hurricane season but didn’t have much time to explore last season.
Mike’s Birthday was celebrated in style at the Raiatea Lodge. We had a delicious and beautifully plated meal followed by amazing creme brûlée and chocolate lava cake with a sparkler!
We circumnavigated first by bike (42 miles) and then by boat with our friends Tom and Sylvia on Cinnabar and their guests Joe and Lisa.
Taputapuatea is a sacred Marae that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tribal leaders came here for religious and social gatherings.
The crew on Cinnabar
A ceremony site
A large site for sacrifices and religious gatherings.
Lisa wearing the traditional Polynesian plumeria flower behind her ear.
Pangaea and Cinnabar in the bay off the Marae.
A perfect rainbow after a morning squall.
Happy to be back in French Polynesia!
First Mate Kate