DP Photo Challenge: wanderlust

Sunset swim. The boy-child enjoying the hotel pool, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011

Sunset swim. The boy-child enjoying the hotel pool, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011

It’s been too long since the Big T and I had a “proper” holiday, and wanderlust has definitely set in.

Perhaps a return trip to Tahiti, where we enjoyed a week with our boy-child when he was still young enough to want to holiday with his folks.

Wine, pool, sunset, views. Yep, ticks all the boxes. Le Meridien, Punaauia, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011.

Wine, pool, sunset, views. Yep, ticks all the boxes. Le Meridien, Punaauia, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011.

Written for the Daily Post Photo Challenge : wanderlust.

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37 thoughts on “DP Photo Challenge: wanderlust

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  2. Aww – you make me dream… ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful photos, Su, Tahiti is one the places I need to see one day, not only because of all those films like “Mutiny on the Bounty” that I used to watch when I was a kid ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Croissants, baguettes freshly baked a couple of times a day, really delicious pate. French foods are subsidised (or were when we were there), so deliciousness is cheap. Tahiti has suffered economically (though improved environmentally) with France ending its nuclear testing programme in the Pacific. Tahiti used to be the research centre, and when all the scientists went home it weakened the local economy.

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      • I remember well the protests against Chirac and those ongoing testing programs in the nineties I attended. We walked through the city center and landed before the French embassy. So many people were more than appalled to what the French did to that country and its natural environment. Iยดm glad it ended!

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      • I remember the protests here. Both the NZ and Australian govenments took France to the International Court of Justice in the 1960s in an attempt to have the tests banned. We won, but the French ignored the ruling. Then in 1973 our government sent two navy frigates, with a Cabinet Minister onboard to Muroroa to protest. I went on so many anti-nuclear protest marches over the years!! Then of course the French sent some of their agents to bomb the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour in 1985. That was so unreal. We had never experienced terrorism in this country, and I still remember waking up to hear the news.

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      • It’s been an awful time and I’m just glad that the testing has stopped. We all have much to thank your country for having taking these steps and really do something against it instead of just talk in Europe. The attack in 1985 was a dark and shameful hour for France. It’s startling how many things can go wrong in a country that should have known better.

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