Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Leaving French Polynesia for Now

We have been preparing ourselves and the boat for the end of sailing this season. We will return to the boat next May/June. Last weekend we went back to snorkel in Thai’s and today we hiked Mt. Temehani in Raiatea.

We rode our bikes 3 miles to the trailhead and hiked 1400 vertical feet to get a gorgeous view of the lagoon, mountain and surrounding islands.  You can see Bora Bora in the distance.

Spring flowers abound on this hike!

It’s definitely spring here as everything is in bloom!

The ubiquitous red hibiscus flower provides protection from "evil spirits" in French Polynesia. The lagoon makes a pretty impressive background for this gorgeous flower.

Gorgeous wild orchid

That's all for now...

First Mate Kate

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