Global: Session 2 - Bora Bora: Tahiti

Posted: Fri, Jul 15, 2011

Tahiti with the locals!

Location: Bora Bora
Author: Travis Whitmore
Today was another amazing day in the most beautiful islands of the pacific. We did a 2 tank dive which were both incredible. On the first dive we saw so many sharks it almost became a norm. There were at least a dozen black tipped sharks and lemon sharks throughout the dive. In addition we saw some eagle rays and manta rays up close. Even more animals we saw were sand flounder and eels. Lastly we saw a massive ras. To add on to an already amazing day in Bora Bora we got to go to shore at night for dinner at an restaurant and to watch the local dance competition for independence day. The restaurant was great, it had Chinese food and burgers and was set up very cool. To top off the awesome day we saw a traditional Tahitian dance, and band competition. The dancing was really fun to watch even 15/16 year olds were in the finals. The local bands who were playing were really, really good and fun to watch. We got back to the boat at 10:30 pm, but at least we got to sleep in the next morning!!!

Posted: Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Bora Bora here we come!!!

Location: Huahine to Bora Bora
Author: Marie Louise Bonnet
This morning we got up very early to sail from Fare (Huahine) to Bora Bora. It was a very long sail. When we arrived we saw the beautiful Bora Bora Lagoon. For dinner we had a Mexican fiesta, the food was really good. After dinner we played the game
‘things”. I think we are all going to get an early night tonight because we have a lot of things planned for tomorrow, independence day in France. Nana!!!

Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Great Day on the Beaches

Location: Huahine-Fare
Author: Christopher Gordon
This morning was rather late in comparison to yesterday. We intended to go for a hike, but, unluckily for us, the wind was too strong for us to anchor. This meant that we had to go back to the anchorage we had stayed the night at. From there, we got to go eat lunch ashore and go buy souvenirs. Afterwards, we got a fresh water top off and sent people to buy provisions for our stay in Bora Bora for the next few days (there Rebecca met her
“soul mate”). Our shipmates also called home to make, some of our first, outside contact with the outside world after entering the boat. Dinner was great too, where we made cake with some homemade vanilla frosting (using local vanilla beans). I’m really looking forward to our long sail up to Bora Bora, where we are intending to go and see the celebrations for Bastille Day.

Posted: Fri, Jul 8, 2011

Tahiti at last

Author: Julia
After traveling over 24 hours from all corners of the world (Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, France, Boston, DC), the whole Bora Bora crew is almost together. After a quick 4 hour rest in Tahiti, the crew flew to Raiatea to get aboard Pelican – our new home for three weeks. Student attended the briefing as we learned from the local guide all of the excellent things that we can experience in French Polynesia – snorkling with Manta Rays, beach walks, diving, hiking, horseback riding. Shipmates are organizing the menu and going on their first provision trip now. The whole crew is a bit exhausted, but cannot wait to get our final shipmate and start this big adventure!

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