So I came up with an idea for a new post series entitled The Bucket List. Essentially, it’ll be a collection of photos of places I want to visit and things I want to do before I get “called on to Glory” as the old folks would say. So without further ado, the first entry will be Bora Bora.
Bora Bora is an island a part of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean about 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii. For anyone that has seen a computer screen saver of a beach 9 times out of 10 it was a beach in Bora Bora. Just a brief history (courtesy of Wikipedia); “it was first inhabited by Polynesian settlers around the 4th century. Its previous Polynesian name was Vava’u. As there is no B in the Tahitian language, it is actually called Pora Pora, but early visitors misheard it (as usual, settlers butchering the native language, lol). The first European sighting was made by Jakob Roggeveen in 1722. James Cook sighted the island in 1770 and landed that same year. The London Missionary Society arrived in 1820 and founded a Protestant church in 1890. Bora Bora was an independent kingdom until 1888 when its last queen Teriimaevarua III was forced to abdicate by the French who annexed the island as a colony.” But you’re not here for a history lesson, so enjoy the pictures and hopefully this is not only added to your bucket list, but you’ll be able to scratch it off your list as I plan to do for mine.
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