11.04.2012 - 11.04.2012 30 °C
The alarm beeped and was instantly shut up to a resounding silence of relaxed sleep! An hour later we stirred checked the time and freshened up. Breakfast beckoned so we headed to the restaurant for a fabulous breakfast! My plate was filled with bacon, eggs, toast, a sausage, a chocolate croissant and a tub of lichee yogurt plus a couple of glasses of juice. We headed over for a kayak to find no one at the office so i dived in and handed out the life jackets and paddles. We spun the kayaks around and rowed our way out into the turquoise waters. After about an hour or so our shoulders and other muscles were killing so much that we headed back in to swap to bicycles and headed down the main road toward Viatapu, the main town of Bora Bora. We stoped in at several cool spots along the way including a famous restaurant called Bloody Mary's.
We took some photos, made a reservation for the evenings dinner and wnet to take off when the skies let loose a torrent of water. We raced back inside and ordered a cocktail. Soon we were chatting to the owner who told us of the whole history of the restaurant! Finally we departed wishing our new friend Rick farewell.
We stopped in at virtually every pearl shop along the way to buy a pearl.
Finally, after 2 hours of perusing the vast array of different options we went back to a white tiled shop whose tiles we had muddied earlier to purchase 2 pearls.
We were running excessively late by this point so i unlocked the bikes and and moved them to the store front in search of someone i could flag down to give us and our bikes a lift. In the mean time the girls spent ages filling out and signing form after form for the purchase of their pearls.
The jewelry designer for the whole of the Pearla shops chain took pity on us and organized for our bikes to be bused home due to a storm front sweeping in. We walked to his house and jumped into his two door Mercedes which i believe was the only one on the island. Within minutes we were back at the Maitai in time for a quick dip and a shower. We met at the bar for a cocktail before heading to Bloody Mary's for a dinner which was second to none. I had pork ribs which were amazing, Jess had a Tahitian fish called Mahoo Mahoo which tasted similar to parrot or sword fish. Louise had chicken breast... surprise surprise.
Once back at our room we changed and headed over the road for a night swim. We then lay back to star gaze for awhile.