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Moorea Magic

June 25th, 2013|French Polynesia|

Little Tahitian pineapple.  The tall leavessurrounding the plant are really jagged andsharp, a built-in protection mechanism.This man knocks me off my feet!!!ATV ride up in the lush mountains.  There arepineapple plantations and lots of jungle [...]

Moorea Overwater Bungalow

June 25th, 2013|French Polynesia|

We don't normally wax poetic abouthotel rooms, but the Hilton Moorea wasincredible.  For 3 nights, we had anoverwater bungalow with a window in the floor so we could watchthe fish swimming underneath! Our back deck dropped right into the [...]

Pearls in Taha’a

May 25th, 2013|French Polynesia|

    A breezy wet ride in the dinghy broughtus to a local pearl farm on the island ofTaha'a.  Owner Claudette showed ushow the color of the oyster shell lipdetermines the pearl color.  Tahitianpearls can [...]

Bora Bora Birthday

May 23rd, 2013|French Polynesia|

The fearless crew, from left:  Amber, Mike, me,David, Kathy, Larry and Deborah. Nothing like starting off a birthdaywith a little green tea and sunriseat Bora Bora! French influence is in full force at the grocerystore, [...]