Sweet Island Dreams

Ukuleles, Aranui, and Ua Pou

Well doing some cleaning yesterday, I laid the ukuleles on the pareo at the foot of the bed. Then I got an idea; with a little rearranging it told a story of prior travels. We had dreamed of visiting French Polynesia and were able to go not once, but several times. Twice we rode on a freighter/cruise ship, the Aranui, from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands and various places in between.

The scene on the pareo shows the Aranui approaching Ua Pou with its amazing spires and wonderful people. We hiked some trails, dined with the locals, and I was able to play ukulele with and for them while there. We left feeling like they were family, and the travels to French Polynesia were truly a dream, a dream come true.

For a video we made of the dedication of the pier at Hakahau on the island of Ua Pou, see: https://youtu.be/WdCzTh1MytI

#frenchpolynesia #uapou #Aranui #marquesasislands

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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