The road and the trail to the cross on the hill slowly sloped up. It was an easy, albeit sweaty, hike to the top; a perfect one to try out our new sandals. A massive blister aside, it felt great to do something interesting and active again. The view of the bay, the village and the surrounding hills was nice, but the famous “spires” of Ua Pou, the peaks of some mountains, stayed hidden in the clouds. After being in Hakahau for six days, they barely "peaked" out once.
Anaho Bay in Ua Pou
The bay and anchorage of Hakahau
Hidden peaks of Ua Pou, seen from the cross
Church of Hakahau
Interior of the church, where openings under the roof provide fresh air
Irie, about the be alone in the bay
Tiki spigot with potable water, near the primary school in the village
Proud to introduce: our new - bright white - toilet pump!