Bora Bora 2


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We really enjoyed Boira Bora the first time we were there so we booked the same firm "Pure Snorkeling" and the same driver/guide, Hiro.

He gave us a great guided tour around the lagoon, but this time in the opposite direction.

We were early in the morning and this time he found some manta rays so we were able to dive near them.

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Approaching the entrance from the North East again.

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Entering the lagoon.

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The remains of a once proud hotel that was destroyed by a hurricane.

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If you look closely you can see the WW2 gun implacement and bunker.

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Here it is clearer.

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Elisabeth happy again.

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Parasailing, but not us!

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A Lagoon 62 Catamaran.

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I've often heard that Vitamin C is good for you, but I've apparently been spelling it incorrectly!

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Elisabeth in her element.

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The following photos are a few more taken by Dr Dave Plourd.

This spot was called the aquarium and there were certainly lots of fish.

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Here we were looking for a group of Eagle Rays that Hiro had seen the day before

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and Elisabeth found them. They are beautiful to watch as they gracefully glide through the water.

When we started snorkeling here there were sixteen rays and they were later joined by another five.

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Dave even photographed the photographer. I'm normally on the wrong side of the lens.

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Sofitel from our dive spot

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Looking back towards Raiatea

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Our floating home.

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We joined Art and Ursula and organised a taxi truck for a quick trip around the island.

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It wasn't so comfortable, but we did have good views and I could photograph without the glass windows in the way.

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The road was good, but small.

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Looking across the lagoon.

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Note the boats pullud out of the water on stands.

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An advertisement for Pure snorkeling. These are Eagle rays.

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Sofitel, the walk out to the lagoon.

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Lagoon side infinity pool.

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Each hut has direct access to the lagoon.

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Pool and bar.

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The beach.

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Our taxi truck.

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Stopped at Bloody Marys to have a look. Famous from the film "South Pacific".

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The bar at Bloody Marys.

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The original menue from 1979.

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The pier in front of Bloody Mary's

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I thought these coconuts looked really nice,

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almost worth a postcard!!

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Elisabeth chose the green one with gardenias, but they don't have the perfume of the original flowers.

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Here is a map of French Polynesia. We visited Bora Bora and Moorea twice, as well as Tahiti and Raiatea.

A really beautiful area.

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Advertisement for black pearls.

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Leaving paradise.

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Will we ever be back?

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A sad thought.

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