Sunset Tahiti

Tahitian Sunset

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is sunset. In 2009 I spent four days in Tahiti with a girlfriend.

Tahiti is the only place in the world where I have seen a chocolate sunset, the one that I caught above in the header.

On our last day we traveled around the island. We saw the Point Venus Lighthouse which was built by Robert Louis Stevenson’s father. As I stood there looking at this piece of Tahitian history the sun began her journey to the other side of the world and cloaked the lighthouse in a warm blanket of light.

To the grandiose farewell of the setting sun we made out way back in to Papeete.

Click on the image to really see Tahiti’s beauty

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55 thoughts on “Tahitian Sunset”

  1. How did Tahiti feel to you, Jo? Mom always tells me how much she loved it way back when.

    What a lovely set of pictures…and oohh, how i love the idea of a chocolate sunset!!! Thank you!!

    1. I loved it Brynne. I really want to go back now that I know more. Rent a house instead of staying at a resort. We followed the locals around to supermarkets/eateries and it was so wonderful. The people are fabulous. Caught the local buses instead of tourist buses…hired a car one day (this day) and went to places most tourists don’t bother. It is such a wonderful place if you really look…

    1. Oh Gilly it really is…I loved Tahiti so much more than I ever thought I would. Had lots to do with the person I went with too…she is so easy to travel with…no fuss, no bother…and not in to tourist stuff. :)

    1. Thanks Jennifer. Me to (2nd shot) but I wanted to show a bit of Tahiti’s history. While I did know that Robert Louis Stevenson was there, I found it fascinating that his Dad was too and built this on the island. I love history/mythology – especially when my feet is touching the soil where it happened.

        1. If you ever get the chance – go. But check it out before. If I ever go back I would try to rent a house/apartment I think…and stay away from the touristy things. Follow the locals for food…restaurants/supermarkets…and go to the night food market for dinner. Drive down the island to where the real people live. Hire a car or catch the local buses…though remember they don’t run on Sundays. That is where the beauty in Tahiti lies…in the real people and where they live. :)

  2. That chocolate sunset is just breath-taking, Jo! That should be your header every day…lol. Truly is amazing the range of colors that can be present in a sunrise or sunset. There is no better artist than Mother Nature!

    1. You got that right…she is the most wonderful artist in the universe. :)
      God how I hope Rodriguez come to tour here one day.
      I’d forgotten the magnificence of some of the songs.
      Thank you :)

  3. The Tahitian sunset in your photo is magnificent. I submitted a sunset photo from Noumea which I thought was pretty different, but yours is really something special. Thanks for showing us what it’s like in Tahiti.

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