Another great day on Bora Bora
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Woke at 6:00, checked e-mail, had breakfast in the cabin and took the tender to meet the catamaran from Oâ€™Hana Cruises on the dock at 8:20. This was a 20 meter fiberglass catamaran sailboat built in La Rochelle, France. It was a beautiful boat and not at all crowded. Cruising with another identical boat, we headed clockwise around the island and anchored off a motu about an hour later. Though we were far from shore, the water was chest-deep. The place was beautiful and we swam for about an hour before heading back. As soon as the captain shut down the engine, I asked for the helm and he graciously gave it to me. He asked whether I was experienced enough to handle the sails as well. When I assured him I was, he left me on my own and he and the two crew members entertained us with music.
We wanted to rent a car but Iâ€™d left my license on the ship so we hired a cab to give us a tour of the island. The tour was nice and the driver stopped frequently on her own and any time I even looked like I wanted to take a picture. We asked to see a couple of hotels and she accommodated that. We met Winston and Natalie at the Inter-Continental so we gave them a lift back to Vaitape. They did some shopping and we had some great home-made ice cream before heading back to the ship. You know what happened nextâ€¦ Lin slept and I went on deck until we left Bora Bora. About that time, it started to rain again. Great timing!
I took a little nap myself, then dressed for the black-tie dinner. The show was only so-so and we were both falling asleep so we gave up and went to bed immediately thereafter. Great day again!