Friday, May 14, 2010

Moorea and The Hilton

What a glorious place the Moorea Hilton is. We left the property exactly once for dinner, and only ate dinner out twice, including last night during quite a pouring rain. On a previous night, however, the clouds provided us with a technicolor sunset.

We thought we spied a longboat with some paddlers in it as we savored that sunset to the very end. Look carefully.

It’s sunny this morning and we enjoyed one last long snorkel. Every time we think we’ve seen every kind of fish that hangs around these parts we see another new one. Just before getting out this morning, we spotted a couple of BIG fish, easily three foot long. Whether they’re a kind of grouper we don’t know but they’re obviously timid ones. We like our big fish to be a little timid.

Off to breakfast, packing, and then to check out and generally hang out in the pool until we catch a 3:45 p.m. shuttle to the ferry. We then ferry back to Tahiti, and hang out some more, probably breaking it up with dinner, before catching our redeye flight back to Honolulu, dumping us into the Immigration line there around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

A week ago we might have wondered about all of the nuisance and trouble to make the trip here, but there’s not a bit of doubt in our minds now – it’s worth it!

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