TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS – Day 7 of 7 Crossing the Pacific

Tuesday, September 9th – Day 7 of 7 – Sea Day

The natives are restless … those passenger-type natives on the ship. We’ve been gently rocked to sleep every night, baked in the sun every day, eaten until we don’t want to eat anymore, and been entertained until we’ve become picky about the talent. Time for a change.

There’s an electric buzz in the air, an excitement. Tomorrow we reach our first South Pacific port of call in Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia).

SPF 50I, for one, am looking forward to the seeing Tahiti, though I’ll also miss the sea days. I’ve often told my honey how nice it would be to take a Cruise to Nowhere! Just sail out on the ocean for a week with no distractions and no interruptions. He says I missed my calling. I should have been a hermit. I didn’t take it as an insult!

Tonight we’ll do something different – pack a bag for a shore excursion. What to wear … what to wear …

One thing ALL the shore tours advise is SPF 50 or higher! My fish-belly white complexion needs Panama Hatall the help it can get to protect it from the (apparently) ultra-strong solar rays in this part of the world. So be it. Slather – check. Sunglasses – check. Hat – check.

And today’s towel creation …  I’m not sure, but I think it’s an elephant!Towel - Elephant

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