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Au Revoir, Moorea

I’m already nostalgic for this scene:

Afternoon shadows Moorea

This post finds us on a ferry, journeying from Wellington, NZ on the North Island to Picton, NZ on the South Island. I just needed one more look at Moorea before I start writing about New Zealand. Just to prepare you for what’s coming, I found this little sign at Te Papa, a stunning museum on the shoreline of the Tasman sea in Wellington.

It rains and rains and rains

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Things to do in paradise

When you find yourself in paradise, here are a few recommended activities:  You can

A few recommendations:

Hop the catamaran from downtown Papeete (instead of the slower ferry) for a 25 minute ride to Moorea.  Phone ahead for a taxi … everywhere.

On Moorea:  We stayed at the Moorea Pearl Resort;  it lived up to every star it received on various travel sites.

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Moorea – Paradise Regained!

“Nothing on Tahiti is so majestic as what faces it across the bay, for there lies the island of Moorea.  To describe it is impossible.  It is a monument to the prodigal beauty of nature.”  – James Michener, ‘Return to Paradise’, 1951

I couldn’t agree with Mr. Michener more, so to spare you my feeble attempts at describing paradise, please enjoy my feeble attempts at photographing it….

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