Holiday fun in the Paofai Park

Yesterday was yet another bank holiday in Tahiti and the weather was perfect.

When it comes to organising events, the Tahitians are second to none. Families flocked to the Paofai Park in Papeete for a day of fun packed activities which are all free of charge.

People bought bags of oranges on sale from the Punaauia festival of the orange. Oranges are collected from the Tamanu plateau in a gruelling race.

As the sun was sinking over the horizon, a big screen was inflated and families gathered on the grass to watch a cartoon film.

Stages were set up near the beach, where groups of musicians played music in their own individual style.

And of course we had another glorious sunset to enjoy from the park.

Rise /Set


The Instructions

For this weeks photo challenge, explore the vibrant, hopeful colours of your favourite sunrise or sunset.


Inspiration

It was an oil painting belonging to my Grandparents that inspired my love of sunsets. It was a beautiful painting, reflecting vibrant colours of a sunset across the sea. I knew it would never be mine. That didn’t dissapoint me. After all, it was only the artists interpretation of a sunset, captured on canvas through his eyes. A sunset that never changed.

Ever Changing Sunsets

I’ve enjoyed so many ocean sunsets since we left the UK on our small yacht eight years ago. Every sunset is different.

Tuamotus. With no land ahoy, a sunset makes a stunning contrast from just sea and sky.

Over the reef

Cape Verde

Grenada, Caribbean

On holiday. Lake Havasu in Arizona.

Ominous sky.

From Marina Taina in Tahiti.

Papeete Dock. Tahiti

I could carry on but I won’t bore you.

Sunrise does not hold me in such awe. I associate it with sleeping. At sea on a long passage, the sunrise heralded the end of my watch and John would take over. I’m often asleep for sunrise even though Tahiti comes to life at 5 am.

Sunrise. Bora Bora
Up anchor first light. Heading back to Tahiti from Bora Bora.