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Around the Island of Tahiti

 

Today Tahiti was interesting and boring all at the same time.  We went on a tour because Mom wanted to but I’m not a big fan of bus tours. My ADD kicks in after a few hours so I was listening to my iPod instead of my tour guide Dave. (head shake, you can’t take me anywhere)

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Mom and I in the sacred cave where the old Tahitian religion did their cleansing and healing.

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This is a four person fishing operation (the fourth is snorkeling by the boat) outside the Paul Gauguin museum.  It was mesmerizing to watch 1) because it was so pretty and 2) they had a great system.

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This is the Paul Gauguin museum.  It was very tropical and a great design for a museum in Tahiti.  The material/art inside the museum was only okay.  A lot of it was about his life and less about his art.

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Pretty flora outside the Paul Gauguin Museum. All plant life is lush and gorgeous here.

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Fautaua Waterfall- this was my favorite stop of the day!  A random Tahitian kid wanted to be in our picture we went for it. He was a lot of fun.

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This cool looking fruit is called Rambutan.  They taste pretty good too but mostly I love the color!  You peel off the outside and just eat the inside part, which is white.

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Arahoho blowhole

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Surfer dudes by the blowhole.  Again, these guys were fun to watch.  Some were pretty good while others kept wiping out (which would be me if I tried).

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Finally we ended up at the Lighthouse at Point Venus designed by Robert Louis Stevenson’s father, Thomas Stevenson.

While I was not the best tour guide today, discovering sights on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia was fun and a good break from sunbathing on the beach.  I probably learned a few things today too 🙂

We get on the Paul Gauguin ship soon!

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