While Tahiti evokes thoughts of the paradise, we found it to be very busy. It's the most populous island with more cars, noise, and even traffic jams! But with all that also comes the huge Carrefour grocery store with everything Fay could want to buy. And restaurants, Tahitian dance contests, some reasonable diving, a great marina and really nice people!

Entering Papeete - Jul 2011

Friendly welcome - Jul 2011

The outrigger racers use yachts to pace their training - Jul 2011

Sunset behind Moorea - Jul 2011

Moorea from Tahiti - Jul 2011

Bellman tattooed head to toe - Jul 2011

Fay's birthday calls for champagne! - Jul 2011

Art - New Morning's ghecko - Jul 2011

Friends join us for dinner - Jul 2011

Model of Gaugin's home - Jul 2011

Even in the dry months - Jul 2011

Roulettes - meals on wheels - Jul 2011

High above Papeete - Aug 2011

Minor mast repairs - Aug 2011

Clown fish - Aug 2011

Nice anemone - Aug 2011

Departing Tahiti for Moorea - Aug 2011

Always friendly! - Aug 2011