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South Pacific 2008

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FC: South Pacific 2008

1: To celebrate Byron's 60th birthday, the Jacobs and Clevelands went on a trip to the South Pacific... | ...and after a year of planning and a full day of travel, were finally in TAHITI!!

2: P A P E E T E | T A H I T I

3: Sofitel Maeva Beach

4: Exploring & | Goofing Around

5: Mmmm... | Tropical Cocktails!

6: Waiting for the launch at "BOB", the Bora Bora Airport

9: Heading across the Lagoon to Motu Tevairoa

10: A little dip and a Mai Tai while we wait to check in


12: After the short boat ride, swim, welcome beverage & check-in, we find our overwater bungalows, called "bures"


14: THE BIRTHDAY BOY! | Gorgeous Night, Gorgeous View


16: L U A U

17: GOOD MORNING! Welcome to paradise!

18: SUNRISE OVER MT. OMENATU | BYRON | JEANNE | What shall we do today?

19: Rare to see the entire mountain at sunrise... | ...very lucky on our first morning!

20: Swimming and Snorkeling | You can walk halfway across the lagoon!


22: EACH BUNGALOW HAS A REEF- | Bob, | BOB, | and... bob! | -with its own special inhabitants

23: Another beautiful morning- | -and breakfast is delivered by outrigger

24: Relaxing by the pool

25: Views from the bure | WE WILL | and the docks | M I S S | never get old! | BORA BORA!

26: Back on the launch-then the flight to Raitea to pick up boat and start the sailing part of our trip!

27: Jeanne at "RFP"

29: We boarded our yacht, Oeo, then headed out and did some swimming and snorkeling

30: A little Hinano, A little sailing, | and we're on our way to Tahaa

32: We make our way through the lagoon to the Taravana Yacht Club

35: Cruising around TAHAA | One of the many churches

36: Beautiful view of tall ship on our way to Louise's for dinner and an anchorage for the night

38: Excellent food (curry shrimp & poisson cru!) and atmosphere. Louise is quite a character and sent us home with loads of fresh fruit & good wishes | DINNER AT LOUISE'S

39: HINANO!! | Clevelands | Jacobs | TIMTAMS!!

40: Departing for Huahine

41: Not many photos this day- | -Robbie was very seasick! | The "Heave Ho" was feeling better once we were anchored, and the "Galley Wench" made yummy dinner!!

42: Cruising through the Huahine lagoon

43: Mountains on one side, reefs on the other. Beautiful.

44: Many small motus | We could live here!

45: PORT BOURAYNE | A secluded, picturesque bay with several pensions and a small resort

47: Views of the reef from Baie d'Avea- VERY pleasant anchorage

49: Jeanne and Robin explored... | ...and had a Hinano!

50: Sailing, Relaxing, Sunsets, Cocktails? | YES, PLEASE!!


52: Hotel & Restaurant at Avea Bay | Home of Bruce's favorite: the BUFFET!!

54: We "dinghyed" to shore and enjoyed a delicious dinner, | wonderful atmosphere, and spectacular views!

56: The Jacobs | did a walking tour of the island

57: Byron is LOVING the cruising life in French Polynesia!!


59: ROBIN & BRUCE | Is this bad?! | Toured the island on bicycles

60: Sunset cocktails with our new cruising friends-we met them the first day and then crossed paths several times

61: Last night in Huahine- | -our favorite island!!

62: Laundry day

63: Heading out of Huahine lagoon | & back to Raitea for provisions


66: We provisioned, then went back to Teravana YC, where we had a fabulous dinner!

68: We departed early | for the long passage to | BORA BORA

69: Almost there!

71: After a long and slow-but PERFECT-day of sailing, we finally see the pass into the Bora Bora lagoon!!

72: Postcard day!

73: Navigating through the lagoon | Bora Bora Yacht Club

74: The famous (or is it infamous?!) BLOODY MARY'S

77: Cocktails, Food, Fun- | What's not to like?!

78: Look! STEVE YOUNG was here!! | and so were WE!

79: Byron had dreamed of sailing in Tahiti & to Bora Bora for a LOOONG time!!

80: Rainy Day...

81: Just relaxin' | & being silly!

82: JACOBS | Silly Robbie! | Silly Byron!! | CLEVELANDS

83: We tried to have lunch at the Bora Bora YC but it's being remodeled-again. | Instead, we walked to the Hotel Bora Bora & had a great time there!

84: Next time we visit, we will definitely stay here- it's spectacular!

87: Oeo at anchor


89: AAAH... we like to read and relax

90: We left the boat a day early due to engine problems, so spent our last night in Raitea- | -at what used to be the Pearl Hotel and is now the Hawaiki Nui

92: We finally attended a real Tahitian luau! | "Nana" means bye bye in Tahitian

94: We fly to Papeete for our last evening in Tahiti, before we head back home...

96: Intercontinental Hotel | Papeete,Tahiti

97: Fiery sunset over Moorea-WOW!!

99: We had cocktails, did a little swimming, enjoyed the sunset, showered, and had dinner before heading to the airport... | ...and saying "NANA" to Tahiti and our fabulous vacation!!

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  • Title: South Pacific 2008
  • In honor of Byron's 60th birthday, the Jacobs and Clevelands went on a trip to Tahiti and sailed the Leeward Islands-Raitea, Tahaa, Huahine & Bora Bora.
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