Today we walked from Cooks bay were we are anchored
to Opunohu bay through the central part of Moorea, which is in fact the floor of
the volcano , very lush and green and covered in cows grazing on the cud.
After this we walked around the head of the bay
back to Cooks bay , we were looking for a place to eat or at least have a drink
but it seems that all the small hostelries are closed along with the hotels
either we are out of season or there is a large over supply of
Fifteen kilometres later we arrived back at the
boat landing, it had been four hours since we had left the kick off point
,although we had taken drink we were starving and could have eaten a scabby dog
between two bread vans which brings me to the next subject.
An interesting fact emerged whilst in the
Society Islands, the locals like to "Wok there dogs" apparently this occurs
during the festive season of Bastille fortnight , not a place to be wandering
about without a lead ! apparently the French authorities give a dispensations to
those who fancy the Woking process, don't think they did much business on the
last one as there seems to be plenty of our four legged friends wandering
about still ...
Incidentally I had a chilli hot dog today and
it didn't taste a bit like dog ...
We have hired a car for tomorrow for a trip around
the island and to see all the high lights, lots of Kodak moments coming up , I
hope my video camera holds out as its been playing up and after getting
very frustrated I bounced it of a rock and hay presto it now works again ..
electronics and too many moving parts don't go to make a happy visual recording
A Dog tired crew !