Have been here for three days at the “Lady Bora Bora” lodge, which is located just outside the town of Vaitape (population 8880) and next to the lagoon. The hostess is attentive to every need, which is borne out by her proudly producing a shield and Certificate of Merit from “Booking”.com. The islands natural topography is a study in natures capacity to produce an environment (both terrestrial & aquatic) of utterly stunning beauty.

The threshold to the pearl of the Pacific

The threshold to the pearl of the Pacific

There are many opportunities to do all kinds of activities. Hiking, trips around the island, sailing,reef walking,diving,….you name it. Naturally, yours truly tends to gravitate towards the least energetic possible which is also by favourite pass time…sunbathing…..yeehhhh.

However, my good lady decided to do the reef walking, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

IMG_1739Unfortunately, your interlocutor was laid a little low thanks to a thoughtless air passenger sat behind me spreading his cold germs through un-guarded sneezing. Anyhow, though irksome it did not detract from the pleasure of being here.
08.05.15 Sadly, flying back to Tahiti later this afternoon.However, our stay here will be fondly remembered, largely and more particularly because of the ministrations of our hostess Mdme.Desiree, who has been nothing short of magnificent during the course of our stay here at “Lady Bora Bora”.

Well the British election results are in, and I’m relieved to say that the Conservative party has won another term in office, unencumbered by the “dead weight” of Liberal Democratic proclivity for the irrational and banal. However, there still is a huge mountain to climb with respect to a re-negotiated settlement with the EU, dealing with deficit reduction and British competitiveness on the global stage.

Well after a couple of days, we will be off to the enigmatic Easter Island….will catch up with you there!