Thursday, April 25, 2013

4/24/2013 Bora Bora

Or, as we like to call it, the island of Banga...Boonga.  Thanks Hoops and Yo Yo. 

First, I want to clear something up.  After looking today at the mountain on Bora Bora, there is no way our climb yesterday was that high.  Maybe 1600 feet.  Still a pretty solid climb. 

Today I was 2nd call and had to negotiate for time with the doctor.  It turned out that I didn't even use all the time I bargained for.  Bora Bora is expensive.  I don't think it is better than any of the other islands, but it is certainly more famous.  Therefore, more touristy and expensive.  So, we wandered the port area for a bit, then gravitated toward the seawall so the boys could look for crabs and snails and fish.  Turns out that more people = more litter as well.  Bags and broken bottles littered the landscape. 

Our only real option was to climb the mountain, but alas, we didn't have enough time. So we goofed off and then headed back to the ship for lunch.  Sarah took the kids to the pool while I did the afternoon clinic and we wrapped it up by watching The Amazing Spiderman on TV. 

And after looking at the wreck of pictures I took today, I really should just let Sarah always carry the camera. 

Of course, despite all the natural beauty, we are entranced by small lizards and watching how bananas and flowers grow.

Max hanging out with his Gnomie homie. 

So we end up in the rocks looking for crabs and fish among the bottles, and trash.  Sometimes the problem with traveling on a cruise ship is that, wherever you go, you bring a cruise ship full of people with you.

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