Tahiti Nui & Tahiti Iti
06 August 2017
Paul finally made it back, after selling out farm, moving all our stuff into several containers and buying a smaller property. We decided to do a small road trip around the island of Tahiti and Tahiti Nui. I managed to find what I thought was a reasonably process bungalow on line, thinking that the pictures would depict what the facility was like. How was I to know that the pictures were taken 10 or more years ago when tourism was at it peak in Tahiti. The facility no longer had a restaurant and not all of the bungalows were in good condition. But our bungalow was clean and tidy, no wild life, mosquito nets, and free wifi. So not all was lost. Given that we had a car we were able to drive to the local supermarket (there were no restaurants open in the area) and buy something suitable for dinner. It was surprising because I picked the resort in the Teahupoo area, one of the worlds best surfing spots. On our trip around Tahiti, we stopped at some beautiful gardens, cavernous grottos, the area of 100 waterfalls, and one of the biggest Maraes in French Polynesia. We stopped at Point Venus , the sight of Captains Cook’s observatory and where the first missionary’s landed. We saw some beautiful beaches that weren’t inundated with over the water bungalows and are used predominantly by the locals. I got to hike up some of the hills for some great views, except it was raining and trails become mudslides very quickly. We also managed to shop with a car, which makes a big difference to how much we buy. It was hard to buy more because we are so used to limiting what we buy to what we can carry. But we managed. We did buy a new start battery for the boat and getting that back to the boat was suddenly very easy. After another 2 days holiday, it was time to get back to the boat and get some chores done.