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~

  1. Hi, 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 !!!!! 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    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:-)


  3. 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…. 🙂


      • 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.


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