Carolyn gets the lady at the Tourist Bureau to call and they tell us the car is on the way. One finally shows up after 10:00AM but he knows nothing about us and is looking for five people to go whale watching. He offers to take us but there is no way he is going to fit seven passengers and himself in his small jeep. Furthermore, we have a car reserved for 1:00PM and we want to be back for that so we cancel the dive, dump our gear back in our room and walk up past the Town Hall
Traffic is horrible! We head east out of Papeete, clockwise around the largest part of the island. Our first stop is at Point Venus, on the edge of the bay where The Bounty anchored. There is a tower here and a monument to The Bounty as well as a small mall with people selling shell crafts. We buy a carving of a turtle to add to our collection.
We do stop at Mara’a Grottos but all but Teanataetae Grotto
Leaving the car agency, we walk down to the Marche’, the big city market.
and we are glad to be in our nice room with a good meal under our belts. The ship sails for Moorea early tomorrow morning.