we motored for 2+ hours along the western side of the lagoon as far as we could go, Avea Bay. now we know why people say it’s perhaps the most beautiful bay in Huahine. clear water to 40 ft, a large sandy area to anchor, big waves crashing on the edge of the lagoon in the distance, and a sandy beach with hotel dock for easy access to land. we spent 3 days here but could easily stay longer. in pursuit of baguettes, we walked about an hour each way to a little shack for our purchase. what a luxury to walk on flat ground in a cool breeze with stunning views in all directions. everyone smiles and croons “bonjourn” as they pass. we also took a dinghy ride around the corner of the tip to snorkel in the extended reef off the Araara moto. although the coral looked dead we found a variety of fish to watch. weather has been perfect with a cooling breeze, infrequent cloudy or overcast skies and almost no current. yup, it feels like paradise.
walking to buy baguettes
another mystery fruit
another baguette delivery tube
leaving the reef by Araara motu