Pabs and Lou leave Moorea
13 July 2008 | Oponohu Bay
We made Eggs Benedict with croissants instead of English muffins (of course) this morning for breakfast and spent the rest of the day snorkeling. Pablo and I went all the way up to the Sheraton and then warmed up on the hotel's beach. The reefy bits running all along the shoreline provide ample entertainment. We saw a large variety of fish and invertebrates and even a school of tasty looking two foot long Blue Fin Trevalley. Nobu ran across a Manta Ray and we had a Green Turtle visit late in the day.
It was a slow last day with some rain here and there. The skies cleared though when it was time to take Pabs and Lou ashore. Teiva had helped us arrange a cab ride from the beach landing to the airport (3,000 xfp). We got a sim for our cell phone in Papeete and are glad we did. Unlike the Caribbean where you need a new sim every island (country) and the coverage is often poor, we have had great luck with our cell here on both Tahiti and Moorea.
We took Pabs and Lou ashore around 4:30PM so that they could make their 5:45 hop to Tahiti (7 minutes flight time) and eventual 10PM red eye home to LA. It was sad to see them go, it was as if they had just arrived. They seemed to enjoy their trip though and it was heart warming to see them after almost two years.