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Bora Bora

Is it really snowing in Connecticut?

88 °F

Yesterday we called at Bora Bora. They say the island may be Michener’s Bali Hai. The island is stunningly beautiful – lagoons, beaches, lush mountains, motus (islets) forming a ring around an aquamarine lagoon – and it is pronounced Pora Pora (who knew). However, the coastal road is crowded with dusty dented cars and shop after shop hawking tourist wares. In the midst of the “town” is a Roman Catholic Church made of metal panels and chipped concrete. Interestingly, the first view upon entering is of Bora Bora’s mountains visible through the window above the altar. The stained glass shows Jesus (brown) and the evangelists (brown) and the people (brown) receiving sacraments from clergy (all white). Hm, and who are the outliers?

We trudged the street (Protestant church is closed; open only on Sunday morning) and decided to take a cab to Bloody Mary’s, the renowned local restaurant. Whee! Sand floor, delicious fish, and fabulous service. At least we didn’t have to see our fish being prepared --- as we did on the pool deck for lunch today. Pictured below is a moon fish, and we can’t tell you what it tastes like because we went to another venue to dine.

Worship this morning was lively and rich. Our new musician played well, and the congregation was engaged. We are very grateful.

Posted by HopeEakins 17:35 Archived in French Polynesia

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Woah! This looks like 3 year old Jack tried his hand at fileting. What a hack job.

More food pix please!

by Bruce

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