Bora Bora Knotta Bora
Trip Start Feb 11, 2010
28Trip End Apr 04, 2010
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Then, as the mist lifted like a curtain call, there in the haze appeared mystical Bora Bora, with it's iconic towering volcanic mountains. Bora Bora is about 140 miles northwest of Tahiti and is surrounded by a large lagoon and barrier reefs. The mountains (Mt. Pahia and Mt. Otemanu) are the remnants of an extinct volcano, the highest at 2,400 feet.
We made way through a small opening in the ubiquitous coral barrier reefs and moored off shore
After reluctantly returning to the ship, showering & changing, Gail, John & I made way by tender to the sleepy village of Vaitape. This is where the infamous Bloody Marys Bar & Restaurant resided. No cabs in site, Gail flirted with a 4X4 tour guide and negotiated 25% off our round trip fare to the bar. Contrary to what I had read, the Bloody Marys were spicy & excellent and the service was fast & friendly. I couldn't resist...I bought a spicy BM shirt. Could this be Bali Hai?