Paradise~

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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.
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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?

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This is Huahine’ main archeological site with a traditional house, even the palm trees are laid back here.
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Lots of folks want to experience paradise on their own terms.
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They sail The Society Islands, stopping where and when they choose. They stay for a long time in Huahine. Smart sailors.
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And always the pounding surf on the fringing reefs, sings you to sleep at night and awake in the morning.
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The fringing reef protects the island and gives it such ethereal hues.
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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. 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.

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  2. 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!

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    • 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. πŸ˜‰

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  3. 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. πŸ™‚
    Thank you for sharing.
    cate b

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  4. 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.

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    • 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.

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      • Ah, Cindy… where’s you adventure spirit. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ –Curt

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    • 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.

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