Bike Ride Around Bora Bora
17 September 2008 | Bora Bora
We took a bike ride around Bora Bora today. It was a lot of fun and I've been wanting to do it for a long time. The Bora Bora yacht club has bikes you can use for free and they're pretty nice beach bombers. You get a totally different feel for a place when you ride a bike around it, as compared to taking a car or a dinghy for that matter.
We hit the ATM in Viatape to get some cash (only the Bank of Tahiti seems to work for us). The yacht club only takes cash which is kind of a bummer because we're trying to leave the country with 0 French Polynesian Francs.
We ate lunch at a snack (lunch place in french) on Matira beach. It was a lovely day out and the beach here is wonderful. Before we knew it Patrick came by. He was teaching some kids how to fire dance (without the fire). It was great to see him again.
As we made our way around to the east side a full blow squall came in. It was crazy windy and Hideko and I got cooled down by the stinging rain. It was amazing how fast it went from beautiful to nasty. You couldn't see it coming on the west side. The GFS had predicted overcast and here it was.
It never rained long or too hard. By the time we reached the north side of the island the sun was out again. We made one last stop to pick up a few things at the chandler and grab a 10 pack of frozen chocolate croissants from the grocery before we headed back to the boat.
We were going to leave tomorrow but tomorrow is our 3 year wedding anniversary and we got married here so we figured we'd enjoy tomorrow and take off the next day. Still looks good for a Maupiuti pass entrance so we're looking forward to the next stop as well.