Sunday, February 18, 2024

South Pacific possibilities for the Bucket List chapter of my Paint Every Mountain book

Mount Otemanu
watercolour and crayon
©2024 Charlene Brown

This extinct volcano,  which rises to 727 metres, is the highest peak on Bora Bora, a small island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia.

I’d like to see some other mountainous islands in French Polynesia and I’ve found that most South Pacific cruises feature some combination of these and (conveniently) sail out of another Bucket List destination I'll talk about next week – New Zealand 

Also on my Bucket List is Easter Island. But this turns out to be one of those ‘can’t get there from here’ spots, and is described as one of the most isolated places in the world. 

It’s a long way from French Polynesia and in fact belongs to Chile. So now I’m trying to figure out how to combine it with places in Chile which are also on my Bucket List

Moai, Easter Island
watercolour and crayon
©2016 Charlene Brown