We arrived in the anchorage near Papeete at 2 a.m. and went into town early
in the morning to do our check in with customs and immigration. Maccas was
close to where we came ashore so we had a quick breakfast before catching
the bus downtown. This outlet certainly had the best views of any
The island of Moorea, our next destination, as viewed from the anchorage,
which was calm even..
with a big surf pounding the reef.
Downtown on the waterfront there were several groups playing polynesian
music on ukeleles and guitars
The town hall had an exhibition of arts and crafts so we went in for a
Sandra was very tempted by this hat....
...and this one.
This tiki in the grounds is very old.
...and this one is a really mean looking fella.
Papeete market is always an interesting visit.
This stall is selling steamed pork and there was a long queue, so we bought
Other stalls were selling roast pork.
There were fish stalls with an amazing variety of fish..........
.........and lots of fruit and veges
Paddling canoes is a popular sport and recreation thoughout the islands, in
...or even with your dog.
These floating thatched huts were popular with groups who hired them for
and go down to the reef and spent the day partying.
Roadside fish sellers.
Snack bars with outside dining are plentiful.
We had an excellent meal at this one.