Photos Bora Bora - Part 1

Sea Mist > Sold to New Owners July 2016
John and Cheryl Ellsworth
Wed 11 Aug 2010 19:00

Bora Bora

This is our last taste of French Polynesia.  We arrived on Sunday and met up with some of the cruisers we have been sailing with since Panama.  We had cocktails & dinner on board Sea Mist to start our stay in Bora Bora!  Relax on the beach, snorkel off the reef, tough life this retirement.





















This is a shot of the moon rising over the mountain.








The inner harbor of Vaitape.  Ian and I were waiting for John, a unkempt looking guy approached us & asked us if we wanted any black market black pearls, started to tell us more when he disappeared.  He found us later and I went to look at his Black Pearls, he wanted $50 us for a pearl that was marked with yellow streaks that would never wash off, thanks but no thanks.  The stores don’t have to worry about him taking away some of their business.  I have some photos of the local shops in Viatape.


I’m not sure what all of these small stores sell???













The local fish market.














The local grocery store.














We ate at the St. James Restaurant and this little fellow belongs to the restaurant.






Fleas, fleas, fleas, if I could just reach this one.





I wonder what’s for dinner?





Bora Bora, around the island

John and some other cruisers went for a hike up MT. Pahia


What a view…you really get a good look at the barrier reef.










Happy to be back down!





It had been raining and so the climb was very muddy as you can see.  They have ropes to help you get up some of the steeper parts.