The sail into Papeete wasn’t magnificent as we were basically sailing into the morning sun but as we got closer the views improved dramatically. Today was going to be a walk about, exploring Papeete, a city I have visited many times, looking for something new. Went to the tourist information office and got some suggestions for a walking tour. First up was the old City Hall, and then on to the Marche, or huge marketplace. That is always a good place for a few people photos. Then I visited Notre Dame Cathedral and the shops next door. Got something to drink and some Wi-Fi and I was good to head back out. A pleasant surprise visit was to the Assemblée Territoriale, especially the gardens behind the building…. Even got a couple of shots of some eels swimming around. Then I just made my way to the shore line and walked along the promenade and through the gardens…. Nice long walk and a very pleasant day. While Papeete has never been one of my favorites, I always enjoy my visits here…. This is a two part blog, this is part one.