Arrived at Bora Bora
27 July 2008 | Bora Bora
We are anchored in Bora Bora next to Malachi in 80' of water, our deepest anchorage yet I believe. Orca 3 had left the day before for the Cook islands so we just missed them. Swinging On A Star is here as well. The town is just so so, very touristy and surprisingly dirty with trash left in the street. The lagoon is beautiful with clear water and we are now (second day) anchored in 12' of water over white sand. We had a drink at the Bora Bora hotel yesterday, beers were about $5.50 each, not to bad. Glad we were not paying for a room though, $1200.00 per night! We will probably stay here for the next two weeks before the next jump the the Cook islands.We had two beautiful days of dead calm weather that allowed us to snorkel the west side of Bora Bora, the water of the lagoon is beautiful, although the coral is partially dead, but the fish are plentiful and the landscape amazing. We are now on our fourth day of pretty intense wind making the water experience not as pleasant so we went for a hike this morning and found a nice view point just 15 minutes up from the famous restaurant Bloody Marys. We will celebrate there Karine 40th birthday tomorrow night (feet in the sand in Bora Bora, pretty cool!....)
Apres deux jours de calme plat qui nous ont permis des plongees fabuleuses dans les eaux turquoises du lagon de Bora Bora, nous sommes maintenant ancres dans la baie de Povai a 80 feet (26 m, l'eau la plus profonde dans laquelle nous nous sommes jamais ancres) ou quelques jours de grand vent nous ont confines un peu sur le bateau. Ce matin, nous sommes montes faire une ballade et voir un point de vue exceptional juste 15 minutes derriere le fameux restaurant Bloody Marys. Demain, nous feterons les 40 ans de Karine au Bloody Marys , les pieds dans le sable a Bora Bora, trop cool comme dirait Axel! La temperature de l'eau et l'air est sont ideales....