Hello Christine and Keith
Well, I can't believe that its over 2 weeks since our return from a wonderful
holiday with you on Poco Andante. Already my 'suntan' is fading
away. However every day we recall to each other some of the fantastic
experiences we had and can't resist slipping Tahiti anecdotes into conversations
with Earthsong guests.
I've successfully downloaded all the great photos we took and seeing them
on the computer screen is almost like being back with you both. We had
a great look at your updated website photolibrary and enjoyed the photos
you've chosen. It was especially fun to look at some of your Tuamoto picnic
shots and recognise fellow cruisers that we met in Tahiti.
Great taste memories we are treasuring include THE RUM TASTINGS, the vanilla
tour, THE COFFEE TASTINGS, the pampelmousse, THE BANANA PANCAKE BREAKFASTS,
Keith's succulent lamb roast, THE CHEESES AND PATE PREPRANDIALS, the first
rum punch of the day! Keith's pizzas, THE POCO ANDANTE BBQ DINNER WITH
TOM AND ANA, the wine tastings from the Poco Andante cellar.
My most off the wall experience was feeding the stingrays, which I decided
was fascinating but bizarre. Their skin felt just like velvet. As I watched
the rays 'embracing' Keith, I couldn't help thinking of a matador with
his cape. Really loved the snorkeling especially as the water temperature
was sooo warm.
My favourite sister memories were sitting up together sipping rum under
the stars and filling in the gaps since we were together last. I really
loved being able to return your tiara after being lost for 35? years.
And wasn't that a great moment we shared walking into the restaurant in
Raiatea all dolled up. Keith - it's a girlie thing. Pareu tying - that
was fun too. Most of all, gaining an appreciation of your awesome sailing
skills, another dimension to my very talented sister.
The Tahitian dancing was great, as was Keith
when he took a turn in the floor show and showed those other men how to
really move and groove to the beat of the polynesian drums. Way to go,
We now look at yachts visiting our island home with much more interest
and knowledge. We now recognise a 'cruiser' from a weekend sailer, can
recognise a ketch, and of course a big give away is the clothes line.
Thank you both so much for your generosity, your tolerance, and for giving
us memories we will always treasure.
Carol and Trevor