Well, wherever it is, I needed yet another new Canon camera, a Powershot D10. What's so special about this one? Well, it's waterproof, and I'm going to need it!
I'm off to Tahiti, to go on a cruise of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.
The Air Tahiti terminal at LAX was a zoo.
But finally we were in the air and on our way. This is my first time crossing the equator.
After a VERY long day, we arrived after dark in Papeete, Tahiti.
We were greeted at the terminal -
And then at the ship by "The Gauguinnes." They are the welcoming committee at the m/s Paul Gauguin, a small but fancy cruise ship that stays in this part of the world. Our itinerary is here.
I was surprised at how large the town of Papeete is. And there were lots of visitors here, including this yacht complete with helicopter.
Even though it was way past my bedtime back home, I still managed to dance a little up on the pool deck to a great little band.
There will be LOTS of pictures and adventures coming, so stay tuned!
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This is just so wonderful!!! Have a great time. I have never been south of the equator, so I am a bit jealous!ReplyDelete
Looks like you took the plane rather than trying to find the bridge. Sounds like you will have a great time.ReplyDelete
Looking for posts as you explore Tahiti and where ever else you may travel in Micronesia.
How fun. Definitely sounds like you need that waterproof camera. I can hardly wait to see your pictures. Have a fantastic time.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a dream trip. Enjoy, take lots of pictures. I envy you.ReplyDelete
Oh my! What a treat for you! Can't wait to view your next posts.ReplyDelete
Cool! a new camera AND a great adventure!! Looking forward to the pics you will send us!ReplyDelete
Way cool, Diana. I'm happy for ya. I never would have guessed Tahiti. WOW, how thrilling! Can't wait to enjoy more vicariously. Actually, I just stepped outside and could see fireworks from right out in front--Tahitis got nothin' on Illinois. Have a great time anyway.ReplyDelete
way to go Diana!..have a great time in Tahiti!!ReplyDelete
That sounds like a lot of fun! Too bad airlines do not perform the same rituals that ships do when they cross the equator. I still have nightmares about that:)ReplyDelete
Cool! I thought we would have to wait until you got home to see pictures. I don't see you dancing in that last picture.ReplyDelete
That looks like great fun. Have a great time on your cruise.ReplyDelete
I bet you'll have a fun time. Look forward to all the pics.ReplyDelete
It looks like wonderful adventures await you. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to photos from your SCUBA experience. Have fun,ReplyDelete
DANG you're half way to Australia--Awesome--love the new toy does that mean some snorkling is in your future or Diving? Yippie! I went snorkling in the Bahamas once its such fun the water was so clear it would have been good for photos!ReplyDelete
Cant wait to see the rest of your adventure!
Oh lucky you! We so want to go to Tahiti. Have a great time and enjoy, which we are sure you will.ReplyDelete
Kevin and Ruth
Wow! An out of this world (country) adventure! :c)ReplyDelete
Have a ball!
Color me jealous.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to the pictures.
Safe trip, guys!ReplyDelete
Wow! Can't wait to see more!ReplyDelete
Welcome back to Blogland! I hope your cruise is (was) all that you hoped it would be. Can't wait to read all about it and travel vicariously through your words and photographs.ReplyDelete
Wow how wonderful is that I am so jealous LOL Hope you have a fantastic time!ReplyDelete
Hey, next time invite me along.ReplyDelete