Cathy and I were awe struct by the beautiful views of the water world of French Polynesia. Sunrises and sunsets are particularly special. We took to having early morning coffee and light suppers on our ship balcony to catch their beauty.
This is a wrap on our French Polynesia blogs. Here are a few final pictures that we took along the way – our departure from the Aranui 5, the artisan who carved our new favorite turtle, tikis, playing a nose flute and our caravan of 4×4’s at a lookout point. Without doubt, this has been a most memorable trip. Check out our other French Polynesia blogs Tahiti Bound , Bora Bora , Our Ship Experience on the Aranui 5 , and Friendly and Remote Islands . And subscribe at the end of this blog to receive e-mail notification of upcoming blogs.
Cathy and I fly into Papeete from Toronto via San Francisco on United. After overnighting in Papeete, we take a 1 hour flight on Air Tahiti to Bora Bora for a 5 day stay. Returning to Papeete, we board the Aranui 5, a hybrid freighter passenger ship for a 12 day, 3000+ kilometer round trip through the Tuamotu and Marquesas Archipelagos (map below). We spend our last night in French Polynesia on the island of Moorea, a short ferry ride from Papeete.
2 Replies to “French Polynesia – A Water World”
A rare treat to see these distant islands. Did you sense how isolated and remote you were when looking out to that expanse of sea?
Absolutely remote. 1300 miles from Tahiti, a couple of thousand miles from Hawaii. Still internet and moble phone available so not so isolated.