This island! Its name, Moorea, is taken from the Tahitian words for Yellow Lizard (Mo’o = Lizard; Re’a = Yellow). We have long told people that in our opinion, this is the prettiest island in the world. Its volcanic mountains, which rose from the sea millions of years ago, resemble shark fins. The beaches are gorgeous, and the people are friendly. For this visit, we didn’t spend too much time ashore, as we are returning in 10 days or so to spend a week here.
The big shock we had, as we walked through the market in Opunohu Bay, was seeing a woman we recognized! We thought Manette was beautiful, with a crown of flowers on her head, and so we put her photo in this blog more than four years ago. Her reaction, when we showed her her own photo, is related under her photo. It was priceless.
We will have more photos of Moorea (readers are hereby warned) and more information in a few weeks when we return to what is called The Magical Island. Below is just a teeny-tiny taste!
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