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Port Nine Papeete — Out Nanuu Bay and into the Pacific

The Crown Princess continued through Nanuu Bay and into the South Pacific Ocean for the return home, but not before I managed to snag a few more photos.  237 more words

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Port 9 Papeete — Sailing out of Nanuu Bay

On November 5, 2015, the Crown Princess left our last port of call for the long voyage back to Los Angeles.  The time of day was perfect, not only for the front-lighted views of Papeete and Nanuu Bay, but also for the magnificent sunset you’ll see on Wednesday, and again on Friday. 147 more words

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Port 9 Papeete — Around town and the Marché de Papeete

Walking the streets of Papeete affords the photographer with much to capture.  The image above in the Mairie, or City Hall, and it was modeled after the old Royal Palace, which was demolished back in the 1960s.  200 more words

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Port 9 Papeete — Along the shore at Pā'ōfa'i Gardens

If you thought the distance from Bora Bora to Mo’orea was short, the trip from Mo’orea to Papeete was about the distance of a marathon race.  190 more words

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Port 8 Mo'orea — Looping around the island

Our journey around the island of Mo’orea continued late into the afternoon.  One photo stop included a charming little church in Ha’apiti on the southwestern shore.  86 more words

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Port 8 Mo'orea — Tropical garden and vanilla bean plantation

We continued high into the mountainous interior.  Our next FranckyFranck tour destination would be a tropical garden which also contains a vanilla bean plantation.  Along the way we stopped several times to spot various fruits and other flora, such as these pineapples: 91 more words

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Port 8 Mo'orea — An emerald wonder

As much as both Ursula and I enjoyed our Bora Bora Maohi Nui tour with Patrick, the beauty of Mo’orea simply overwhelms any comparison.  And the tour with Francky and… 143 more words

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