We went to bed in Papeete on Saturday night expecting to awaken Sunday morning in Moorea. That did not happen. We awoke Sunday morning still in Papeete. The storm that arrived Saturday and cancelled the festivities of the food trucks had also caused havoc with the sea and cancelled our ability to sail through the reef and anchor in Opunohu Bay. Instead, we set course to Bora Bora and arrived there Sunday night just after dinner. (If you’d like to read about Moorea, French Polynesia check out our post from January 24, 2018.) I’m afraid that for many, an extra evening in Bora Bora was not enough to compensate for missing Moorea. But just imagine the panic of those passengers who had ferried from Papeete to Moorea to enjoy a night in an overwater Bungalow! They wound up scrambling to catch flights to Bora Bora to re-board the MS Amsterdam.
We are all back on schedule now.
Let me show you a little bit of Bora Bora:
Now, it will take 3 more days at sea to sail to Nuku Alofa, Tonga. The adventure continues!