Wednesday, July 6, 2011
4th of July in Bora Bora
And what a beautiful place it is. I've heard from a lot of cruisers that they didn't care for Bora Bora, that it was too commercialized. After seeing it, I'm beginning to think we cruisers are more than a bit spoiled. How anyone can pull in here and not think it's gorgeous is beyond me. We picked up a mooring ball at the Tahiti Yacht club for $2000 francs. Every night after that is only $1000 francs so it's not that bad. The yacht club went through some rough times the past few years with a cyclone that came through so they're in the process of rebuilding. It looks like it's going to be very nice though. We were able to get a few drinks and enjoy ourselves on their dock.
Today we're heading over to a free mooring of the infamous (or famous, not sure) Bloody Mary's Restaurant. Our understanding is that you can stay there (short term) free if you buy a few drinks or have a meal there. There appears to be a pretty good snorkeling spot a dinghy ride away so that's our plan for today.
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and ate tons of barbque and potato salad! And now I'm sure you're enjoying your day back at work...