|These manta rays in Bora Bora were about 14' from wingtip|
|The piñata we made for Conrad's birthday party.|
|Now, we destroy it. The kids jumped into the water|
after the candy that flew in after the piñata broke.
Mark's right that we don't have a lot of material possessions compared to folks on land. But poor? As we sit in a scenic anchorage in Bora Bora, our boat is more 'ocean-front' than any of the ritzy hotels with over-water cabins that surround us. We have the luxury of being able to explore places at a more leisurely pace than tourists that are limited by 1 or 2 weeks of vacation. Our family is together all the time. (Okay, that one can be a double-edged sword. But considering how fast kids grow up, I would much rather err on the side of too much togetherness.) I think we're far from poor. You may disagree (Mark apparently does) or even question my sanity (you would not be the first). Vive la difference!Today, we head into town to stock up on fresh produce and top off our diesel, gas, propane and baguette stores before we head to the Cook Islands. The wind, waves and weather for the near future are less than ideal, as we bump up against our visa end. That being said, Wednesday is shaping up to be an acceptable day to leave. We have enjoyed our stay in French Polynesia but are eager for what's next.