Show where you go to get your groove back is the challenge.
Mostly this is the place where I feel the air blow through me and clean out all that has crowded in.
It sets me right again with the world.
I head for the sea.
Feeling very happy…the following photo got 2nd Prize in our biennial Arts & Murals Festival which just took place in Katikati. First time I have ever gotten anywhere in this competition. And with one of my favourite shots. Thinking of framing it and keeping it.
Tahiti is one of the most amazing places – especially if you look beyond the surface. I was lucky enough to have a fantastic travel companion. This is a necessity – a bad one can turn a magical place into the journey from hell. We sought out places away from the tourist spots. Following the locals to their favourite eateries and supermarkets led us into wonderful places.
Hiring a car was another experience. Into the bowels of a dank dusty garage we went to sign insurance papers. The windows and doors did not shut properly, yet I fell in love with our little wagon. Perhaps because of where it took us. We lunched at a local surfers beach, explored housing suburbs, watched a local group practising their dance, and spent a night at the local food court.
We caught local buses, and the wonderful hospitality that the Tahitian people freely give away made it a special place.