Today was the first time I arrived at a new port without a plan…. I decided to get off the ship and see what was available. I saw this mountain overlooking Uturoa and the harbor and I decided to climb to the top. I ran into my friends Mike & Janet who decided to climb it as well and off we were to the top of Mt. Tapioi. It was a very hot and strenuous climb. The fact that I was wearing sandals and carrying a backpack didn’t help. Actually it was a nice hike and the views from the top were fabulous. WE spent some time on top of the mountain and tehn climbed back down to the town. After doing a bit of shopping in town and some more sightseeing I headed back to the ship. My plan was to go poolside but some showers came and I worked on the blog instead. Later, the sun popped back out and I went topside. The sail away was nice but the sun was dampened by clouds and some sprinkles. Tomorrow is a day at sea on the way to the Cook Islands (another new port). I hope tomorrow is nice, we have been on a roll weatherwise.