ago Herb Payson wrote …”It has been said that Tahiti
is busy, noisy, expensive and dirty.Yes, it’s all true…but…It is still
echo that ...but... Busy? Yes!Noisy?Not that bad.Crowded?Not as bad as we feared.Dirty?Not Really.Expensive?ABSOLUTELY!OUTRAGEOUS!Two pitchers of draft beer--$67.00 US.Pizza and two beers--$65.00.Diesel fuel--$12.00 / gallon.In the grocery store each small plastic bag
averaged about $100.00 USand you had to
pay for the bag!
Now, don’t let that deter you. The baguettes
were still only .65 cents.And if you
shopped for what you needed as opposed to what you wanted you could still
function.You just could not go out to a
restaurant.A small bowl of Won Ton soup
in a Chinese Restaurant was $12.00.On
the bright side because you could only stay for ninety days your damage was
the prices Tahiti was a blast.It was Festival time and there was music and
dancing everywhere.If you followed the local
path it was free if you followed the tourist path you paid… a lot!
only was Mr. John in the neighborhood
but we again were re-united with Maestro our friends from way back in Seville.They had been living here for two years
(French citizens) while Alicia and Manuel attended school.By now they knew the territory quite well.There were dance Heivas every night and
festivals and competitions all day.
was here, Maestro, Golden Tilla, Sapho,
Aquilla and more!The only one
missing was Mr. John but they were
now only a hundred miles down wind and we would meet shortly. It was quite a party.
made our rendezvous with John and Paula on Huahine and had numerous adventures
both there, Tahaa and finally Raiatea.Our visas were soon to turn into pumpkins and
it is here that Entr’acte once again came out of the water.She will sit here until we are allowed to
re-enter Polynesia in March.Mr. John and the rest of the fleet will carry
on to points farther West.