whole DRYC Rendezvous was like living for two weeks in a travel brochure!!! WOW!!!
west from Tahiti our first stop is Moorea (left). One never tires of these
fabulous geologic formations.
of the folks from DRYC toured Moorea before arriving at Raiatea. Here's Bob &
Joan (right), happy to be in Polynesia at last!!
D.R.Y.C. Rendezvous started with a briefing at the Moorings yacht charter base
(left). The briefing was thorough and informative.
organized, checked out and reacquainted at the dock made for a good beginning.
D.R.Y.C. men made a good showing at the dancing show. Bob McClatcher (from
Quest) was right in there with the best of them!!
of us enjoyed a tour around Raiatea. This trip included a visit to an ancient
religious and celebratory site called a morae (right).
it was set out on a point the views around the morae were remarkable. As always,
the color of the water is eye-popping. Out on the water is the base of a pearl
today many people bring rocks as a remembrance or gift to the morae.
Scott standing next to our "tour bus." Notice the air conditioning!
in the day we took a ride up the river in our dinghies looking for the botanical
gardens!! (We didn't find them, exactly.)
dot the Polynesian landscape, often serving as waypoints for yachts entering the
reef or finding an anchorage. (Gail's photo)
are favorite flowers in Polynesia. They are used for leis, perfume, table decor
and use behind the ear to designate "looking" or "taken." (Gail's Photo)
of Gail's shots of the frangipani. My camera is dying as we speak. I think it's
the salt air from living on the boat.
sight of the reef (right) from above is a stunning view. My camera decided to
quit this day and this is Gail's photo.
shot of the DRYC folks on the beach hanging out reflects the relaxed time we all
is an old method of catching fish (right) used on Huahine. The fish are funneled
into a narrow area where they are then caught, eaten, saved for another day, or
kept until bigger.
are some of the traditional Polynesian wood carvings at a nearby morae.
thought this looked like a travel brochure. It's the boar Bora Yacht Club.
Gail & Bob in a classic pose. And here's many thanks to them for sharing this
great DRYC Rendezvous with us and for taking 10 of these photos when my camera
quit!!! (Oh, not THAT classic pose!!)