It’s still blowing hard! Quite a few boats have set sail for Tonga in the last couple of days but we choose to spend a bit more time in Bora Bora. We have been rushing so much in the last year that we feel we deserve a little break. We also have a couple of longer crossings coming up to get to New Zealand before hurricane season. So there we go: that’s enough justification for a little holiday on Bora Bora!
We go for an off-road 4×4 sight seeing tour around the island and discover some of the history, culture, fauna and flora. There are several World War 2 sites the Americans built in 1942. Some of the lookout points offer breath-taking views and it’s great to see our anchorage from a different vantage point!
We love Bora Bora!
the clearest water you’ve ever seen!
no need to dive to check the anchor, you can see it from the boat
looking west-northwest with the pass in the distance
The 4×4 was needed to get up some very steep hills!
this is what we had to navigate through! We had to stay very close to the green pylon and then turn right to avoid the reef straight ahead from the pylon
rehua in turquoise water
panoramic view over our anchorage
more amazing views
beautiful flowers everywhere
canons brought here by the americans in 1942
canon with a view
American canon holder from World War 2
roadside view …
the most famous restaurant on Bora Bora! We stopped by but then decided to go for lunch somewhere else as it was full of american cruiseboat tourists!
romantic dinner for two at the intercontinental (not for us unfortunately!)