The next stop was Raiatea, which is about 30 miles
west of Huahine. Above is a picture of the full moon
setting over Raiatea. By now, you must be wondering
why is a bear awake before dawn most days?
Well, since Polynesia is in the southern
hemisphere, where winter was
approaching and I'm from the northern
hemisphere, where summer was
approaching, my biological clock was
confused. So, because I had just come
out of hibernation, it was not unusual for
me to be up before dawn to see the
moon set and the sun rise.
This is the first sunlight on the clouds over Raiatea.
On the morning that I was arriving in Raiatea, there was also a
rainbow at the foot of the mountains.