Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sundown, over Bora Bora

Every night at the same time, 6.05pm we would sit out on our deck and watch the most spectacular sunset.  We did not miss television at all and everything was so peaceful and calm and we felt so relaxed, watching the sun going down. The vibrant colours and the cloud formation, was truly magical.

I could relate to the quote by Gina De Gorna ~

I love to be here at the beach to watch the sunset ~ the greatest performance of Nature. Like in a theater, but it's free.

A sunset cruise would go out every evening
Can you see the bird soaring around?
Was a romantic way of saying goodbye to the day and the lovely thing about this, ...there was one every day.

 There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
~ Claude Debussy

Hope that you are enjoying the weekend


  1. Who would want to waste time on tv when nature has such a broadcast going on live!!! The captures are fascinating, nature at its very best.
    Have a lovely sunday Carolyn :)

  2. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a fairytale setting! Those colors against the sky are incredible.
    Does Tahiti ever get plagued by hurricanes or tornadoes? Just wondering with our hurricane Sandy just having hit the east coast so hard.
    Hugs to you,

    PS in the Caribbean there is a hurricane season and you better don't book during those months; at your own risk so to speak but often you can't even get off the island if disaster strikes.

  3. Wonderful quotes Carolyn :) Look at that sunset.. and the soaring bird! So romantic, and the joys of vacationing in the tropics.. beauty is everywhere.

    I love that lone sailboat out there!


  4. Thanks for sharing this lovely photos, what a wonderful part of the world.

  5. Beautiful and lovely indeed.
    Blessings and much love
    Thanks for your visits and kind words and all your beautiful postings.
    Gorgeous photographs

  6. What a wonderful feast nature gives us.

  7. WOW!!! What a magical place! I would love to sit there and watch the sunsets!!!

  8. What a great pictures !! them from

  9. First of all, Debussy is one of my all time favorites. What did that man FEEL when he wrote Clair de Lune? And this sentiment my dear runs parallel to my next blog post for next week. What a treasure trove of memories you are going to have with this gift of a trip!! LOVELY and thank you sweet Carolyn, for your kind comments. Your visits are always embraced! Anita

  10. Such a lovely treat to say good-bye to the day! I'm not sure I wold ever want to leave such beautiful surroundings!


  11. Amazing pics, darling!
    Looks like Paradise!


  12. So BEAUTIFUL! And just as beautiful mother nature can be, there is the devastating side . . .

    Your photos bring pure serenity!

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Carolyn!! Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us!


  13. Idyllic Carolyn,
    We could do with a few sunsets like that right now - I'm sure you came home relaxed and recharged!!
    Just lovely.

    Shane ♥

  14. ¸.•°✿⊱╮
    °✿ Olá, amiga!
    Lindo por do sol. Céu magnífico.
    Bom domingo!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.°✿

  15. OH what a stunnigh sky,-- and that it is as beautiful every evening is like a fairytale dear Carolyn,-I know you have saved those fantastic evenings in your heart, from where you can alwayes bring them out as very special keepsakes.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  16. Hi Carolyn! These are the wonderful pictures!!!
    You are a great photographer!
    Have a nice new week!

  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, I never seen fantastic sunset like these♡♡♡ Oh, it must be really relaxing sitting and enjoying gorgeous nature. And you sure are the talented photographer as well. Than you very much for the wonderful pictures♬♬♬ I smiled the part of your quote, " Like in a theater, but it's free.". Haha, it is true, isn't it(*^_^*)

    Happy for your wonderful holidays;

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  18. Dear Carolyn,
    what a beautiful sunset! Georgeous..... thank you for those wondeful pictures !
    Have a happy and wonderful new week, my dear friend!
    Love and hugs,

  19. What breathtaking moments Carolyn! Your photos really tell the story of the beauty you're experiencing. Thanks for sharing those calm moments with us.

    Hugs, Sherry "Edie"

  20. Really nice post! Like it so much! ;)
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?

  21. Hi Carolyn, could a day end any better?? and like you said, you can have this everyday. Love your pics and again you are making it so inviting for a future trip.
    Sunsets are such gifts.
    Have a wonderful week my friend and thank you for stopping by with your kind comments. You always bless me with your visit.
    Hugs, CM

  22. Hello Carolyn,

    Wow, these photos are dreamy!!!
    So full of beauty and romance!


  23. Who needs tv when you are on vacation in a beautiful location with such fantastic views. Just sitting outside enjoying it all is enough to make the day complete. This is the time of year when our sunrises are very colorful. I run out every morning to see just how the sun will greet me that day. Best wishes to you for a wonderful week. Tammy

  24. It all looks very romantic Carolyn! What a beautiful place to spend your holiday.

    Wish you a lovely holiday!

    Madelief x

  25. I meant to wish you a lovely new week! Sorry Carolyn, that's what you get when you are talking and writing at the same time :-)

    Madelief x

  26. These are beautiful sunset pictures, Carolyn. The quote "I love to be here at the beach" is so special that I will write it down. Sometimes it's nice to not watch T.V. and just gaze at the beauty that's in front of us. That's a magical screen itself. Have a wonderful week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  27. Hello Carolyn,
    Such a romantic spot.The pics are amazing. I can see why you don't miss TV.Who would? Just to gorgeous.
    Thank you Dear for stopping by.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  28. Yes, it is wonderful to get away...somewhere without a TV set, and discover how peaceful a quiet life is.

    The photos are lovely.

    :) Hope

  29. The only thing better than a perfect sunset is to have someone to share it with.


  30. Hi,Carolyn!Thank you for your visit and kind words!Wonderfully sweet bears!Many have heard about the beauty of New Zealand!I dream to visit this country.But until then traveled with you and your wonderful blog.Hugs!

  31. Dear Carolyn
    Thank you for the wonderful photos.
    So beautiful!
    I wish you a happy week.
    Love und hugs

  32. Un posto da favola, bellissime queste poesie, complimenti!! Felice giornata a te...ciao

  33. So pretty Carolyne! Love the pictures and the quote below. Thank you for your comment on my cat - so sweet and thoughtful! xx

  34. Beautiful photos Carolyn! Thank you for sharing these with us. Have a great week.


  35. oh my gosh Carolyn ~ you are my hero! I have always wanted to visit those white sandy beaches and stay in those lovely cottage-huts in Bora Bora. Enjoy every sunset!! Hugs to you ~ Jenn


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