Friday, July 31, 2020

Crossing Over to Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Probably the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora has unrivaled beauty and fame.  We stay out on deck and watch the 27 km (17 mile) trip from Taha'a, admiring the houses and villages carved out of the jungle with their own small beaches on the shores of flower-shaped Taha'a.

 Travelling around Taha'a

 Houses and villages

 Bora Bora in the distance

As we leave Taha'a and cross the channel to Bora Bora, we carefully follow the narrow path though the thick coral reef between the islands.

 Stay in the channel!

The sun sets as we approach Bora Bora, giving us a spectacular view of the famous twin peaks of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu.

 Approaching Bora Bora

And, in the morning, we wake up and there they are, the famous peaks!  We are now 230 km (143 miles) northwest of Pape'ete, where we started, and anchored in the lagoon across from the peaks.

 Morning view

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