Other Bimbles

More Bimbles in Papeete
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Just along the road from us is a rather lovely park.
 
 
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A traditional memorial and a water feature.
 
 
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In the well kept gardens there are picnic ‘huts’ where many folk sit and eat their lunch, jog along the boardwalk or sit and soak up the sun.
 
 
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Bear pointed and said Nutters car park,................just then.........
 
 
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............... some said ‘nutters’ raced by. The reason for their title is the way they take on the big girls, ferries and yachts without a blink or any outward sign of worry or concern.
 
 
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We watched a race of a very different kind, won by a fast ferry.
 
 
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We continued our bimble.....
 
 
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.............. and took in the town views and the view of Moorea.
 
 
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Another day we walked to the many chandleries (see Bear grin), stopped to watch a game of boules, waved at a man ‘up the pole’ and was surprised to see graffiti being professionally removed.
 
 
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We smiled lamely at the two men dealing with a box of complicated electrical noodles, Bear wiggled a teaser and I wowed at the size of this chaps hooks in one of several ACE Hardware stores. He spoke fluent English and explained that the world’s biggest reel was made here in Papeete, not for us, we prefer fish that fit happily on the cockpit floor and once filleted fit nicely in the freezer. 
 
 
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We went with Dave (Alexes) the other night for Chinese in the al fresco park, he naughtily calls the wagons, “the roach coaches”, but the food was delicious. Dave had special chow mien, Bear lemon chicken and I had satay. The spring rolls are so fresh and very crispy, amazing what you can achieve in an outdoor wok. We laughed as we watched as one of the waiters fanned the BBQ to get it to flame, on top was pork loin, kebabs and steaks. May have to try that before we leave.   
 
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On our walk home we stopped to admire some local art.
 
 
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Had to go back in daylight to have a closer look. Apparently tikis (before the Christians arrived) always had a body shape but no facial features, but, after they saw their first crucifix, they began to carve faces.
 
 
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A local enjoying an afternoon dust bath, A very religious balcony. Local carving in the park.
 
 
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No matter where you are in town, you cannot help but admire the backdrop.
 
 
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We watched as this chum did a ‘three point turn’ one evening.
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ALL IN ALL A LOVELY TOWN
                     AMAZINGLY WESTERNISED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC