Sunday, January 25, 2009

Moorea Layout

I have been working on this layout for a while. It was going to be for a challenge at Digital Scrapbook Place but I ran out of time. So now it is just a layout for our Tahiti trip album.
credits: Island Plopper Plus - Elizabeth Weaver
We were due to arrive at Moorea at 8am. Moorea was shrouded in low cloud & mist & other than the palms it looks a lot like Fiordland. The temperature was decidedly warmer than in Fiordland though, about 26C.
We were supposed to have been having a full on day but we found out that the whale & dolphin watching had been cancelled. We were still able to have a dolphin encounter in the morning though. We had to make our own way to the Beachcomber Intercontinental Hotel, so we caught a taxi that sped past roadside fruit & vege sellers & dogs that looked very unloved & possibly disease ridden. We arrived very early for our encounter so we spent time drinking coffee in the bar. It really is a lovely setup there. They have a section of the lagoon roped off & there are lots of colourful fish right near the water edge. They had little boats to hire as well as running whale watching, diving & snorkeling tours. We were really there to see the dolphins so after we checked in we walked to a totally separate area where they have a dolphin area.

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