On February 28, 2013 we arrived in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, on the largest of its islands, Tahiti. We toured the east coast of the island, stopping first at Point Venus, the first landing place of the first European discovers. On this site was Tahiti’s only lighthouse. From there we traveled to the Blowhole Arahoho where the sea carved a opening in the rocks and waves erupt through the hole. We then proceeded inland to the Faaurumai Waterfalls. Our last stop was as the James Norman Hall Museum, the author of “Mutiny on the Bounty”. After returning to the ship we went out into Papeete. We went to the Municipal Market in the center of town and a craft market, that was located just outside the pier.
We went to a show by a Tahitian Dance group that was performed in the theater on the ship.
The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.