Our last day on Raiatea
Woke up early at 5:30 am as a result of going to bed extremely early and before 9pm. It is of course still very much dark and I can hear the constant roar of the waves crashing on the lagoon reefs.
Best time to do some blog updates. It would be perfect if WiFi was available in order to upload all photos. This will have to wait.
Time to get up and watch the sun rising
I am not the only one who is awake. My friend Sebastian is picking fights with all the other crabs.
After breakfast we start driving around the island with the intention of finding the road going up and across. We find it easily. The warning ❗️ sign at the bottom of the road says: You are entering an area infested with “Fire Ants”. In the meantime I have checked what these are: The fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are known to cause one of the worst burning sensations in the world.
The view from the top is pleasant
On the way down and along the coast we come across the Botanical Gardens of Faaroa. It is worth a visit. Many lovely flowers and trees.
Time to go to the main and only town for a bit of food & wine shopping for the last evening.
Then look for a place to eat in the way back. But it is Monday and nothing is opened. We know however that the restaurant at the resort is serving food and we head there.
Lunch is good, a nap is then highly recommended and the hammock at the bungalow is just the job.
Nothing special is planned for the rest of the afternoon. Aperitif is scheduled, as usual, for 6pm. Pre-aperitif at 5pm.
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