The title of this post (Aue Aue) is used as an interjection in Polynesia to express emotional reaction (as sorrow, surprise, or affection). Yesterday (Wednesday, February 26) had qualities of a dream and was rich with metaphor.
We finally were able to take our snorkel trip with Captain Annie, a lovely French expat who has been teaching diving and guiding for 17 years in Huahine. Just the three of us and Annie took a ride outside the reef and then proceeded to a very lovely snorkel spot.
On our way: we zipped past lush jungle, small crescent beaches, the green place and the occasional eagle ray.
Here at a small motu, the fishies were waiting for us.
“Aue Aue” is a stop action video of bits of the journey. Thanks as always to Gretchen Langheld for her beautiful music (a minute of “Samburu Dance”).
In my journal this morning I wrote: “I also tried stand up paddle board for the first time. Exhausting and the photo documentation was certainly hideous (Note: I only supply an extreme long shot here) but I am glad I could actually take the challenge, stand up (on my own) and paddle forward. Let’s take that as a metaphor, shall we?”