We began the evening attending the World Games Closing Ceremony held at the Crystal Plaza.
Keith received a Silver Medal for placing second in mixed double Paddle Tennis with fellow guest Heather.
The close included a summary of the medals awarded to each country which the guests were playing for. The USA did have the most medals.
These are the Waterside dinner menus from last evening.
We enjoyed dinner at Prego with friend and World Cruise Hostess Stacey Huston.
Marco was our Waiter and Sommelier Lubo poured the wine.
Many thanks to Marco, Lubo, Head Waiter Mornie and Specialty Restaurant Maitre d' Mario and to Chef Alfred and the rest of the galley team for making this an amazing dining experience.
The food was delicious.
We began with a crab salad in a Cannoli followed by Caesar salad (sorry about blurred photo).
The entree was the addition for the evening which was Sea Bass over Angel Hair Pasta. In addition a side order of Grilled Vegetables.
The entertainment featured the production show The Tourist.
We had no trouble falling asleep. As we have mentioned the gentle rocking of the ship makes it easy to fall asleep.
We began our day as you have come to know. This included a workout for Keith at the Fitness Center followed by breakfast in our room.
A couple of photos as we arrived to Bora Bora.
It is hard to believe this is our fourth visit to this Island. In the past we have done excursions which is the way to see the island as there is not much by the tender drop off. Given we have done the excursions which interested us we just went over to the island on the Tender and didn't stay very long.
Bora Bora is a major tourist destination known for its beautiful resorts and its natural beauty. It has beautiful beaches and a nice place for those who enjoy snorkeling and getting away from it all. During World War II, the United States constructed a major road around the island and used the Island as a landing strip and to keep supplies including fuel for the war. No combat took place on the island.
Major Highlights Include:
Matira Beach which is the largest public assess beach in Bora Bora.
Lagoonarium which is an outdoor aquarium or fish park. You can also swim in the lagoon.
Coastal Defense Guns which was established a few weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Musee de la Marine which is a small museum housing a collection of historical boats and other items related to maritime history.
Bora Bora Reef which surrounds this island and is a colorful, vibrant reef.
The weather forecast from yesterday was correct as it called for rain. Some of the excursions were cancelled such as the Catamaran.
We do have an overnight as we are here for two days so Anne Marie decided to stay on the ship and Keith went down to the tender. Before going downstairs he checked on our verandah and it was a light drizzle. He put on a rain coat and waited about ten minutes for the tender. After his card was swiped he looked up and walked outside and it was raining very hard. He decided it was coming down too hard and even with a rain coat he would have been drenched so he turned around.
We will hope the weather is better tomorrow.
We are posting early today.
Our plans for this afternoon are lunch and walking inside the ship and a visit to the Fitness Center. We will likely get together with fellow guests.
This evening we are going to the Vintage Room for dinner.
Anne Marie & Keith
This is the daily Reflections Program.
Anne Marie & Keith