Blue Pearl - Society Islands.

It's been a while since you last heard from Blue Pearl but rest assured, we are having a wonderful time in the Society Islands. I had told you last week that we left Tahiti on Monday and today, a week later, we are in Taha after visiting Huahine and Raiatea. Confusing, I know, but just get your maps out and you can figure out where we are. Our next stop has a more familiar name, Bora Bora, which is the last of the Society Islands that we will visit. It is also the last French Polynesian territory that we will be at.

We have admired beautiful scenery, enjoyed wonderful meals and great restaurants, snorkeled in beautiful blue water, swam with sharks (yes, not dolphins this time) while scuba diving and visited prominent local sites. One, the mecca of the Polynesian religion, on the Island of Raiatea and also in the same area we took our dinghy on the only navigable river in French Polynesia. Sounds like simple stuff but it feels pretty special when you are here. We still have the Coral Gardens (a beautiful snorkeling area) and a vanilla plantation to look forward
to before we leave for Bora Bora later this week.

You can probably tell we are having a good time. If you have the time and some spare cash you can't go wrong visiting French Polynesia. The Marquesas, The Tuomotu"s, Tahiti and the Society Islands are all worth a

Captain Ruud.