What would it be like to live in paradise? Can you try and imagine? (Please click to enlarge). Here are the tools of trade for living in Huahine, outriggers, fishing boats, nets and boat hangers. Guava, Papaya, Coconut, Breadfruit, Passion Fruit, sweet potatoes and Bananas are everywhere growing wild. Fish are teeming in the lagoons. Chickens roam at will.
This man was fishing with a drop line, he saw my camera, and performed an ocean akido for us! How beautiful is he and so at home in his sea?
This is Huahine’ main archeological site with a traditional house, even the palm trees are laid back here.
Lots of folks want to experience paradise on their own terms.
They sail The Society Islands, stopping where and when they choose. They stay for a long time in Huahine. Smart sailors.
And always the pounding surf on the fringing reefs, sings you to sleep at night and awake in the morning.
The fringing reef protects the island and gives it such ethereal hues.
And at the end of the day, this is home!
Oh, and if you are thinking of visiting Polynesia, consider Huahine. If you like to avoid tourists and development, you will be very happy here. Just watch out for the coral!
Cheers to you from incredible Huahine~
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201 thoughts on “Paradise~”
It would be lovely to live there.
It would! <3
It looks absolutely Devine!!!! Enjoy 😊😊
Alas my stay in paradise will soon come to an end!! 😉
Enjoy it while you are still there, hopefully you will get to return to paradise again 😊
You found and are so kind to share paradise with us. Thanks Cindy, enjoy for all of us 😀
Just happy you enjoyed & cheers to you~
OMG….I sooo miss the summer. Lovely pictures.
Merci beaucoup & spring is coming!
I was fortunate to have visited Tahiti and Bora Bora a few years back. I met an Austrian gentleman who had left home 40 years prior and never returned to Austria. It’s true, it is paradise.
Yes, these people seem smarter than the average bear to me. Why put up with the rat race?
I’d rather be enjoying the sounds of the waves and birds than the sound of cars and tv.
You and me both. I wonder why more people haven’t figured out the civilization makes you sick?
Siete i benvenuti <3
Awwww, thank you!
That would be paradise to me too, unbelieveably, beautiful!
Awwww, so happy you enjoyed!
It is easy to see where I’d love now to be. 🙂
Well you can always visit in your imagination. I do this a lot! Good for the mind & body~
I hope your foot is healing well. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. 🙂
It is finally showing signs of recovery, after I ran out of tall the meds! I think this is what is called ironic!!
That’s good, well, the recovery part, not the ironic part. 🙂
Klasse Fotos. LG. Wolfgang
Vielen dank Wolfgang! Freundschaft~
It is a lovely, peaceful place~
Heaven! and gorgeous. You must be having such a wonderful time!
I am and hope you are too! <3
Definitely a paradise!
I am in complete accord!
Every picture you show just makes it look better and better.
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
Yay! I’m improving with practice!
So tempting. I hope you had a good time there. By the way, the pictures are great!
Very kind & most appreciated~
These are just so beautiful, Cindy! Makes me wish I’d sneaked into your luggage and tagged along — I could sure use a lovely beach side rest in the heart of winter!
Wish I could beam you over here! Where’s Scotty when we need him? 😉
There must be some disadvantages. How about island fever after a long time in paradise?
Yeah, there is that! Let’s think of others, too many beautiful empty beaches get boring after awhile? Who wants to eat so much tropical fruit? The warm weather makes you too lazy? There is altogether too much napping going on in a tropical isle? The dogs are always sleeping and too lazy to bark? I could go on and on, paradise is lost on me just like Milton. 😉
Big sigh, Cindy. It seems so relaxing there. Nothing but the sky, the surf, the sand and the multi-hued sea! I love that even the palm trees are laid back! 😉
Me too, why should they stand up straight? Whose gonna make them?
So happy you think so thanks!
Oh my – as I sit and type this with a winter chill in the air and see the colors of the sea in your pics……. well, sigh, I’m in. I’m packing – or at least imagining packing. 🙂
Thank you for sharing.
Imagination is the most epic traveler of all! I even mentally travel while traveling!
Hahaha. I get that.
Your beautiful images look so inviting. I want to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatility Blogging Award. If for any reason you decline the nomination, I will not be offended.
Awwww, so very kind and most appreciated! Thank you for your thoughtfulness~
You are so welcome, Cindy. It is well deserved.
Lovely. I was there only last night. 🙂
Does anybody want to buy a mutilated alarm clock.
Laughing!!! A man after my own heart! Alarm clocks have never been my friends, blasted things. I think they are against the law here. You get sentenced to picking mangos if you are caught in possession.
Ah…Cindy, paradise indeed…especially that final photo – just wondrous 🙂
Jim and I are in agreement that this is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed, with fabulous French food! It is mostly empty now off season…..
Looks perfect 🙂
Paradise exists….. he, he, he….Have fun my friend….
Milton was so wrong, it was never lost……
You are so cute Cindy…. Kisses my friend
(and yes he was wrong ….Paradise is not lost…It is here on earth for people that loves life)
wow! so wonderful! <3
So glad & most appreciative!
I am thinking about running away from home. Thanks for the encouragement Cindy.
I seriously think you should GO! Caregivers need breaks big time and you are due one BIG TIME! You are soooo close to the Caribbean???? Email me in a week or so if you are serious. I could help arrange respite care paid for by Medicare…….What is the point of having a blogging social worker friend if she can’t help out anyway? I can do some stuff besides travel! I think I remember how……. The offer stands if you are interested.
Thanks Cindy, I will give it some thought.
Beautiful pictures of the place. You have captured the essence of the place.
Awwww, such a good friend! <3
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL….CALGON TAKE ME AWAY TO PARADISE!
I think you are here already!!! <3 <3
So glad you enjoyed!
Thanks for taking me on this amazing e-tour! (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥
Having you along makes the experience so much better!
Beautiful pics, I get a great since of relaxation viewing them…excellent 🙂
Wonderful! That makes me feel great. Relax and unwind……
Yum, you just named all the various fruit that I love! Incredible beauty there indeed! 🙂
If you were here, you can pick as many as you can eat! Your birdy could eat them too!
Oh yes, my birdy would LOVE that! 😀
Paradise, indeed! Beautiful photos, Cindy! Love the traditional house, and the water is so blue…
Take me with you, Cindy! Awesome post and safe travels.
Come on over the place is practically empty since it is off season!
Smart lady 🙂
That’s a true paradise!! So serene and beautiful. Thanks for taking us there!
Thank you more for the appreciation! <3
Absolutely it’s beautiful paradise!!! Wonderful pics!!!
Very glad you enjoyed and wonderful to hear from you!
Have you ever wanted to buy a sailboat and sail off into the sunset, Cindy?
Not really. I read too many books about people who sink and are set adrift for weeks on end. I go cruising instead to get my fix of being on the sea!
Ah, Cindy… where’s you adventure spirit. 🙂 Then there was the time our son lost his motor and the wind about the same time when sailing down the coast of Mexico… and the time i had to be towed in off the coast of Alaska. Hmmm. 🙂 –Curt
Sea, sand, sun and the ocean.
That is my kind of enjoyment.
Love this post you have shown paradise perfectly.
Sounds much like your home and it’s beautiful garden Jack!
Now that’s a place to go and live at… lovely photos…
Yes, but wouldn’t you miss all the African animals?
The second to last photo is a winner. Makes me long for a Pacific paradise. 🙂
It must bring back happy memories of your childhood!
Oh it does, it does.
Ahhhh, so relaxing, would you ever want to leave… How are the coral cuts? hope they have healed ok…
As of yesterday they started to scab over, so still no ocean, until they are completely healed, but I am on the mend. The tropics slows healing down…..Thanks for asking!
Yes you have to be extra careful in the tropics.
It does look pretty perfect – hope you’ve healed!
Thanks much for your concern & cheers~
Looks so blue and warm. Here even in Spain we are having long cold and grey January days!
I remember those days! Hope the sun comes out soon~
I would seriously have a hard time leaving that place. Stunning.
Yes!! I will too! Cheers to you~
Cindy, what a lovely and serene place. Thank you for sharing! Hugs! Veraiconica
Hugs and all good things back to you Veraiconica!
Paradise indeed! How are you? No more incidents I hope. 😉
I left a message and it disappeared. ???
Paradise indeed! How are you? No incidents I hope. 😉
Finally healing, ironic, as soon as the antibiotic pills/ointments ran out they started noticeable improvement. Thank you for asking Fae & be well my friend~
how beautiful….thank you for sharing
Thank you more for appreciating!
So very beautiful and so peaceful. The wild fruit growing all around sounds wonderful! I’ll start packing! 😀
Please buy cat and dog food at the local store. We’ve been feeding the feral cats and dogs and I am worried who will do it when we leave. The hotel doesn’t approve of me doing this, so I hid a note in French and English in the hotel room information notebook. If you come, I know it will be taken care of !!! Besides I want you to go on vacation, as you well know, and this place is paradise, except for the feral cats & dogs.
Right now, Cuz, paradise is 70s, warm sunshine, and calm winds. Hope the rest of your trip is as beautiful and fun as this one looks. 🙂
Oh wonderful! You are still in Florida then! Enjoy cuz~
Sunshine, calm winds and 70 degrees is close enough to paradise for me right now. Hope the rest of your trip is as beautiful and fun as this looks. Got to get that foot fixed and get in the water !!!!! 🙂
I am so glad you are in the sunshine!!!
Your recent posts are marvelous! I wish I could some day go to French Polynesia, and Huahine in particular.
I hope you do go! It is so beautiful!
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Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos, Cindy! They remind me a lot of where I live-except that overdevelopment and pollution have overwritten much that used to look just like paradise. It’s still here though-just better hidden:-)
So glad you can still find the hidden paradise and hugz & gratitude my friend! <3
That would be a difficult place to leave. Beautiful photos!
I can see why people chuck everything and move permanently to paradise!
What a stunning place, Cindy. Your photos make me want to hop on a plane right away. 🙂
Well……..why ever not???? 😉
What a beautiful way to spend the day, thanks for the share. Soon I will be living in paradise, or at least visiting it for a few weeks.
Oooooooh, I hope you post the pics and have an awesome time!
Oh Oh Oh! What a place you have found! And how I would love to go there.
Well, it’s off season rates, why not buy the tics and put them under your hubby’s morning cup of jo? That will kick start his day! 😉
stunning tropical beauty……
So empty and unspoiled too!
I am very happy for you and with you Cindy 🙂 Paradise is rare in today’s world. Lucky you. Enjoy your weekend. Wanda
Oh how I loved this vicarious visit to paradise. I especially enjoyed how you captured life with the sea, Cindy. Thanks for taking time out of your visit to share your moments…. 🙂
Thank you much more for taking the time to appreciate them! <3
LoVe the hut!! And the tree..?! I guess they’re not afraid of a flood?
All the huts are on stilts so it’s no problem if the water rises! They also stay cooler this way because the air circulates 360 degrees~
Wow. And I love how you stretched yourself in the snapping to get the waves. I know it must be hard bc they move!
It was a lot of fun to play surf photographer for a day!
This is paradise-a beach-the ocean, blue skies and sunshine.
Feels that way to me too! I wonder how long it would take to get boring????
Your captures are breathtakingly phenomenal!
Ahhhhh, you are so incredibly kind! <3
Reminds me of the four years we spent in Hawaii…so unforgettable! So beautiful Cindy thanks for sharing!
For you my friend, everything!
Schöne Fotos wünsche ein schönes Wochenende lieber Gruß Gislinde
Vielen dank Gislinde & schones Wochende! <3
Ahhhhh …. a dreamland.
A place perfect for all day dreaming~
A splendid paradise!! 🙂
It is indeed!
Paradise captured and framed..
Absolutely perfect! Happy weekend to you dear Cindy! Best wishes, Aquileana 😀
Visa versa 2 U x 2!
A lovely post for a dismal January. Thanks for sharing paradise.
Thank you for visiting!
Have you ever been to Charleston,South Carolina?
No, but I have heard much about it. The only place I have been in the South is New Orleans. I would love to visit~
I’d almost give up my little corner of paradise for this one!
Almost, you have found your paradise! Lucky you~
No doubt about it, you are in Paradise!
And leaving too soon!
I love the fisherman posing for the camera. That’s what I would do! If you’re on camera, you might as well ham it up. 🙂
Yes, I loved it and he looked so graceful! He was laughing~
Wishing I was going on holiday now 🙂 we’re expecting snow I think this week. Beautiful photographs.
I hope you do go soon and cheers to you!!!
I truly love the pictures on your blog, not only this post but almost everyone else. Great job. 🙂
Ahhhh, your kindness is much appreciated! Cheers to you~
And…I now want to be on vacation. 25 days ’til Kauai…
WOO HOO! Awesome time to go too!
I agree! And if we get more cold and snow before then (likely, as it is Wisconsin after all), I will be even more enthusiastic!
Oh, you will have a delightful time! It is such a beautiful island!
Liebe Cindy wunderschöne Fotos einen super Mittwoch mit vielen lieben Grüßen in Freundschaft Klaus
Sie sind sehr freundlich, mein Freund . Danke!
And, I thought that traveling from chilly (15F) WV to sunny (65F) San Jose, CA today would be toasty! I would not need jeans, let alone flannel lined jeans where you have been.
Exactly! One basically wears as little as possible….laughing! 😉
Paradise indeed ~ wouldn’t mind this view right now…happy trails 🙂
You too my friends. I just sent your last post on to friends and family~
🙂 Thanks Cindy ~ dreaming of someplace warm right now (although to be honest, Seattle weather is pretty decent right now!).
Seattle is beautiful, expecially in the sunshine~
such a lovely place…truly a paradise…great photos Cindy 🙂
Very kind & most appreciated!
Paradise, indeed — the fine-looking man with beautiful muscles and suntan included!
One can’t hope but notice such natural beauty!! 😉 😉
I want some of this paradise for real – ha! 🙂
Then you just might get it! Hope you do~
have a nice day
You….. are one lucky lady!!
In many ways I am, and so are you!
I need to get a hold of your suitcase & squeeze into it. LOL
There’s always room for you! <3
Don’t you find the sea scary at night, although it glitters in daytime?
No not scary. I used to swim in the ocean at night. I wouldn’t have done so here even without my coral cuts because one has to avoid the coral and the lion fish!
Lion fish? Wow- they resemble lions?
I read a Sherlock story where a poisonous anemone resembles a lion’s mane. Is that the same?
Swimming in the ocean – sounds llike a dream! I would never venture beyond swimming pool.
Lion fish are poisonous. I saw one on my first day in the water. It was large and just floated there like a beautiful, poisonous flower. They will not go after you. They just float and if you leave them alone you are fine. If you touch them, you are in a world of trouble. Thinking of scary stuff and danger. Yesterday I was walking to get the mail and my husband said, “You just walked over a snake.”
I looked and sure enough I had just walked over a almost six year old southern pacific rattlesnake. I wasn’t expecting them out of hibernation so early, so I wasn’t looking and it was in the middle of our road.
I am so grateful he chose not to bite me.