Tales from the South Pacific
Wednesday, May 25th - Bora Bora
After dinner at Ben's, we were treated to the most amazing night sky on the 10-minute walk back to our hotel. We figured the the stars would be brilliant out here in the middle of nowhere... but thus far, we had yet to look up and see anything mind-blowing. But mind-blowing is exactly what we got tonight.
If "infinity" could be seen... this was it, just an uncountable number of stars and what I am guessing (I was no astronony freak in school) was the Milky Way... a glimmering blanket of tiny lights crossing the sky.
We wondered where the moon was... we knew it was pretty much a full moon as we had seen on Moorea... but we had yet to see the moon here on Bora Bora. After getting back to our bungalow, we went out on our deck and continued to enjoy this magnificent show in the sky... and then we finally caught glimpse of the moon just edging up on the horizon.
We had yet to catch a true sunrise, but dare I say this "moon rise" was just as spectacular. It rose at a pretty rapid rate... almost as if Mother Nature had her finger on the fast-forward button. Teasing us, the moon disappeared behind some distant clouds... but it cleared those in a few minutes... and then it came out in full and shot a moonbeam across the ocean and lagoon.
It was something I will not soon forget.
POSTSCRIPT: Alas, no pictures of this... so it will just have to be tucked away in some safe-deposit box in my mind. But it was truly a wondrous night... enough to knock the cynic/snark out of you... to be amazed, almost in child-like way, by simply by the stars and moon. The inspiration of the post title comes from the song I've Got Rhythm (of course!)... and I think it says it all: I got starlight/I got sweet dreams/I got my man/Who could ask for anything more/Who could ask for anything more?