From the park at Opunohu Bay, Moorea in French Polynesia. My friend Patti is sitting on the sand nearby. Tahina is at anchor, and our dinghy Coconut is nearby on the beach.
Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti. Moorea means "yellow lizard" in Tahitian. An older name for the island is Aimeho, sometimes spelled Aimeo or Eimeo (among other spellings misunderstood by early visitors with no knowledge of the language). Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Moorea as York Island.