But part of me feels blessed for the slow motion process of documentation of my travels. It really allows me to marinate and resonate on every aspect of the trip without missing a detail. It also is an excellent reminder that, as rapidly are the changes occuring in my life at the moment, it was only a month or so ago that I was back in the states in my pre-journey grind, anticipating the excitement of the wonderment I am now experiencing firsthand.
So many firsts experienced in Tahiti...
First time surfing off a boat, first time doing step-offs the jet ski, first time experiencing the French Polynesia... The waves, although I expected them to be fierce and powerful as Teahu'po most definitely is, were surprisingly fun and playful and there were plenty of perfect lefts and rights to be enjoyed. And the food! Ohhh the food. Asian cuisine prepared by the French?! I was in heaven. I witnessed coconut milk made from scratch to be prepared with the freshest Sashimi Tuna and array of diced veggies for the most amazing dish, Poisson Cru. Baguettes were served at every meal and breakfast consisted of delicious french press coffee, cheese and fruit. Just hearing French spoken in a tropical backdrop was surreal and dreamy.
My favorite times of day were early in the morning when the light cascaded the most incredible shades of blue that ran into one another..the sky, the ocean, there was no separation. Just blues upon blues...
And at night, there were more stars in the sky than blackness. I can honestly say in all of my travels I've never seen that many stars in the sky all at once. It was blissful.
More Tahitian reminiscing to be had.. but for now I am off to enjoy the sunset in my present experience.
Sending light and love across oceans xx