Bora Bora

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!

We love Bora Bora!

the clearest water you've ever seen!

the clearest water you’ve ever seen!

no need to dive to check the anchor, you can see it from the boat

no need to dive to check the anchor, you can see it from the boat

looking west, northwest with the pass in the distance

looking west-northwest with the pass in the distance

The 4x4 was needed to get up some very steep hills!

The 4×4 was needed to get up some very steep hills!

steep ride

steep ride

surf's up!

surf’s up!

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

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

rehua in turquoise water

family shot

family shot

our anchorage

our anchorage

panoramic view over our anchorage

panoramic view over our anchorage

more amazing views

more amazing views

and more

and more

beautiful flowers everywhere

beautiful flowers everywhere

canons brought here by the americans in 1942

canons brought here by the americans in 1942

canon with a view

canon with a view

American canon holder from World War 2

American canon holder from World War 2

roadside view ...

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!

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!)

romantic dinner for two at the intercontinental (not for us unfortunately!)

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2 thoughts on “Bora Bora

  1. Hi Guys, I hope your adventure is going well, you are getting closer to Australia, if you make it to Melbourne you must let us know (or somewhere close). We are heading to exotic London next week.

    All the best Anastasis (Ian), Evelina and Francesca.

    • Hi! So great to hear from you! Hope you are enjoying Melbourne! We’ll definitely let you know when we get to Australia. Our current plans are to go from Tonga to New Zealand and stay there until hurricane season is over and then head back into the Pacific next year (Fiji etc). We will then probably get to Australia next year … Lots of love from us all XX

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