Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fatu Hiva in Pictures - Part 1

Underneath are a bunch of pictures of beautiful and spectacular Hanavave Bay and the island of Fatu Hiva. The selection I made for the blog is still pretty big, so here is the fist part of the lot...


Mark is looking at the steep cliffs around us, on our first dinghy ride to shore


The impressive head of Hanavave Bay - our daily view from Irie


Local kids playing in the harbor during the weekend


View upriver from the shoreline


Church of Hanavave - Mark and I attended one Sunday service, all in the Marquesan language and with singing and instruments


Walk through and to "town"


Nice setting for a house, on the edge of the village


Hanavave Bay on a clear and sunny day


Part of the bay, with the "phallus rocks". It was originally named "Bay of Penises" (Bay des Verges), but the missionaries changed it into the "Bay of Virgins" (Baie des Vierges) by adding an "i".)


Coconut drying platform to make copra


Leaving town in search for the waterfall


Strayed into the hills, where there was ... no waterfall!


There she is, with a nice swimming pool underneath


The 300 feet high no-name waterfall,a refreshing treat for the eye and the body!


Vintage point along the trail


Do as the Polynesian women do...


Heading back to town from the waterfall in the hills


Hanavave Bay near sunset - beautiful light and colors...


Keyhole in the rocks, on the 3 mile dinghy ride to Omoa, Fatu Hiva's capital


Traditional outrigger canoe (Omoa)


Tiki in Omoa town


Tikis along the waterfront of Omoa


Church in Omoa


Drying the copra in a beautiful setting (Omoa)


Ancient petroglyph of a dorado fish (Omoa)


Ruins of ancient stone platforms (paepaes) in Omoa


Hanavave Bay during light rain, including rainbow. The many "moods" of the bay create limitless photo opportunities!

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