Jul 18, 2018 - National Geographic Orion
The imposing and jagged Mount Otemanu greeted us at sunrise in an almost Lord of the Rings-esque mysterious mountain scene. The spectacular turquoise lagoon of Bora Bora contrasting against the mountains made for a very beautiful day above and under the water. We spent the morning exploring the island on trucks, learning about how pareos (sarongs) are colored and stenciled, as well as visiting the world-famous bar Bloody Mary’s, where the owner mentioned proudly that past U.S. presidents have visited. We spent the afternoon relaxing and snorkeling off a beach on a tiny island with yet more spectacular views, lovely butterflyfish, and even an ice cream surprise from the ship’s crew! Tomorrow, off to Taha’a and Raiatea.
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