Letters from the South Pacific • July 29, 2021

Letters from the South Pacific • July 29, 2021

Thurs­day was a sun/relax day for us. Ear­ly morn­ing we had a light rain that moved over the island short­ly after the sun came up, leav­ing sun­ny skies and a calm sea. We enjoyed cof­fee on our lanai before walk­ing over to the hotel restau­rant for break­fast.

After break­fast, we hit the beach, care­ful to apply lots of sun­screen (at least I did. Stephen nev­er needs it), and fad­ed into the com­fort of warm ocean breezes.

Lat­er, we explored the lagoon, walked the beach enjoyed the view from our lanai. We also took a short cab ride into town where we sou­venir shopped and hit the gro­cery for some essen­tials. Luck was ours when we saw a local bak­ery truck unload­ing fresh baguettes. The locals, who clear­ly knew the sched­ule, were wait­ing for the bread to be unloaded. We wait­ed along with them and brought one home (along with cheese) and wine for me. We fin­ished the day at the hotel restau­rant before call­ing it a night.