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South Pacific Cruise: 6 November 2007

Bora Bora, French Polynesia I woke at 6:00 and couldn’t get back to sleep. Chris was still asleep, so I slipped out to La Palette and got tea. Dixie (from the Motu Mahana lunch) was there hemming a pareo. I chatted with her and some of the other early birds. About 6:30, I brought coffee […]

South Pacific Cruise: 5 November 2007

Taha’a, French Polynesia When the sun woke us at 6:15 Chris’s ankle had no pain and the swelling was down. We were glad we had the “vitamin I” with us. We went up on deck to get some food at La Palette. We could see the islands of Raiatea and Taha’a and lots of “motus”, […]

South Pacific Cruise: 4 November 2007

Moorea, French Polynesia The next morning, Chris woke first. She asked “What time did you set the alarm for?” I told her 6:45, and she said “We’ve overslept. There’s sunlight coming through the curtains.” She was right about the sun, but when I checked my watch, the time was only 5:45. The rising sun was […]

South Pacific Cruise: 3 November 2007

Embarkation at Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia We woke up at 6:30am and just sat in bed looking through our deck doors at Moorea and the distant waves crashing on the reef. When we got tired of that, we moved out to the deck, read our books and ate some snacks we had in the room. […]

South Pacific Cruise: 2 November 2007

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia What a view! We woke early thanks to the three-hour time difference. We lay in bed as long as we could, but the bright sky outside our window lured us from bed around 6:00. The view from our deck was wonderful. The clear lagoon water lapped against the pilings and lower […]

Kauai – July 7, 2007

Saturday The alarm had been unnecessary. We woke up without it at 7:00. We spent some time getting our things packed—getting a head start on a hectic day. When we reached a stopping point, we headed to The Palms again for breakfast. It was more standard fare this day than the one before. We both […]

Kauai – July 6, 2007

Friday We slept until 7:00. We had run out of milk and cereal and our bagels were stale, so we headed to the hotel restaurant, The Palms, and were seated for breakfast. I ordered a breakfast very similar to the brunch I had eaten at the Koke’e Lodge three days before: eggs, Polynesian sausage, and […]

Kauai – July 5, 2007

Thursday Once again we were awakened by the wild roosters outside the hotel. This time we were prepared, though. We had earplugs on our bedside tables. We put them in and went blissfully back to sleep until 7:00. The plan for the day was to spend the afternoon on a catamaran cruise up the Na […]

Kauai – July 4, 2007

Wednesday Our plans to sleep in were interrupted by a rooster outside our window at 5:45am. We kept hoping he would shut up and/or go away, but he didn’t. At 6:15 I decided I wasn’t going to sleep any more, so I got up. While Chris snoozed on, I checked e-mail and caught up on […]