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Last day in Tahiti and head back to New Zealand

Today we move out of the house in Moorea but not until 4pm to catch a flight back to Papeete at 5pm.

We have to clean up, take the rubbish and recycling out and that is about it.

It has been a good relaxing trip with the only problem the mosquitos to spoil it.

It has just started to rain – the first of the trip – but looks like it will only last a few minutes.

Once we arrive in Papeete we then are thinking of catching a cab to the Inter Continental and dropping our bags with the concierge and have dinner there as our flight back to New Zealand is not until 1:15am so quite a few hours to fill in.

Last evening in Moorea

Well it is our last evening in Moorea, our last sun set and then back to New Zealand.

Stitched Panorama

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Stitched Panorama


After watching the sunset we decided to go out to dinner just down the road at a place called Mahogany. We walked there and found that they were closed on Wednesday’s.

So Pam bought a takeaway curry – pretty bad.

I just finished up some bread and cheese – pity we were both looking forward to going to the Mahogany restaurant as we had a beer there on the weekend.

Nice clear water in Moorea

The water is very clear when there is no wind – once the wind comes up it is hard to get a clear view of the bottom.

The last few days have been very calm and generally no wind.

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There was not as many fish as I expected when I went snorkelling, but last night i went out and there was a lot of fish. Pity I did not have an underwater camera.

Another nice sunset and windless evening

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Lost Power

For some reason we have lost power – it went off just before 8am and currently it is 9am with still no power.

UPDATE: Power back on after 65 minutes

I went down to the shop and they also had no power so maybe the whole island has lost power?

I wonder if this is a common occurrence as they did not seem to be concerned in the shops and wrote each item purchased in a book. So it must happen quite often.


I guess there is always a positive and a negative to lovely beach locations and Mosquitoes are it.

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I have been bitten 100’s of times as you can see from the image below – not a pretty site – not that it was before the bite marks either.


I went out an purchased a bug zapper – looks like a small tennis racket.


I did not buy batteries since I had some rechargeable ones but they are only 1.2 volts and did not work. I went back to the shop but they were closed.

I went back this morning and tested another unit with my batteries – no go – so my 1.2 rechargeable are no good in the bug zapper.

I bought a pack of 4 batteries for 280 XPF.

Now to kill the little buggers!

A still morning for a paddle in the kayak

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It was a lovely still morning with no wind so I padded a few KM

Wind and Water

Since we have been on Moorea there has been a lot of Wind – not cold , but quite strong.

This has meant that going out on the canoe or snorkelling has been difficult.

Tonight however there is no wind – I woke from an afternoon rest to find the sun setting and the to be no wind.

The water looked great.

So I took the canoe and hit the water – I travelled to the Pearl Resort about 500 meters away.

I saw a couple on the outside of their over water bungalow and spoke to them. They only arrived today and were having a great time.

I said I must get back before it is dark and 10 minutes after I got back it was black – so just in time.

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Just like home–cats & dogs

The house seems to come with its own cat + the owners dog + the next door neighbours dog!

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