02 September 2010 | French Poly
Our words were swept away with the wind as we reached the summit peak of Bora Bora, and the 360 degree view of the lagoon and island opened before us. Looking down, the turquoise blue and green waters shimmered in front of us like a dream, and the arduous, near vertical hike/climb up the muddy path over rocks, roots, branches was quickly forgotten. Bora Bora lives up to it's legendary and tranquil beauty. It is hard to believe 2 weeks have passed since our arrival here, and that it is soon time to move on again. We've been blessed to spend this time with such good friends, as we've had great company to enjoy all the outdoor island activities here, and throughout French Polynesia in general.
But departure from Bora Bora is the end of French Polynesia which is a sad event for us, in that we are parting ways with many of our boater friends, some we've sailed with all year, as they continue westward, and we begin our trek north toward Hawaii. The bonds of friendship grow strong and fast among the boating community, as many friends have become our family away from home. Our upcoming route will be to the westward islands of Maupiti & Mopelia, from where we'll turn north for Penhryn, Malden and Christmas Island before we reach Hilo, Hawaii. This will be our last post until we make landfall in Hawaii, as Internet is not available at the upcoming island stops. So, keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we traverse the open oceans again.