Doug & Heather's Voyages

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Papeete, Tahiti

Woke up in the morning very early. Here is our stateroom from the night before. Heather watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory while I tried to get back to sleep. Once 7:00 rolled around, we went up to the buffet for omlettes made to order and other breakfast.

We got off the ship at 8:00 and went directly to the International Market.

Prices for nearly everything were very high.

We went on a walking tour of the waterfront area as detailed in Frommers book that we bought.
We only missed the Town Hall because we made a wrong turn. It's very hot here and humid, but not nearly as unbearable at this time of the morning as Florida would be in the middle of summer.

Morning Trivia is at 11:15 and then we'll have lunch, so we'll spend the rest of the day on the ship...we haven't bought anything yet. Afternoon trivia increased the audience by 50% (there was one person there with us). We played together, only got 11 right and won some luggage tags.

This evening we got to go up to the bridge for a visit.
It was as we were pulling out of the harbor and was amazing getting to see the outgoing captain working the crew on the bridge as they made their way between two very close bouies which we didn't think the ship would fit through...waves crashed aginst the reef on either side of it.
We couldn't take video, but there are some photos. Really an amazing experience...this cruise has been full of them so far.

1 Comments:

At June 20, 2008 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Holly said...

I finally got to see some pictures from your trip!

 

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