Cruising on the Aranui 3 again for my third lecture tour (twice this year!). Each time I make this voyage I am entranced with more and more cultural heritage details, as well as blessed to meet more and more heartwarming people.
Looking through my thousands of photos I can see a nice little story-line coming into focus, but for now I've shared a few random photos of my August 2012 voyage in three different posts:
Tahuata, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou Misc...
|Church at Vaitahu, Tahuata|
|Paddlers out of Hane, Ua Huka|
|My new friend Jane sketching in Ua Pou|
|O'viri - Gauguin gravesite sculpture, Atuona, Hiva Oa|
|Jacques Brel gravesite offerings, Atuona, Hiva Oa|
|Going to sell his copra, Atuona, Hiva Oa|
|My favorite salad ever! Poisson Cru - raw fish (tuna), lime, onion or garlic, tomatoes, cucumber, sometimes carrots, and always fresh squeezed coconut milk! Yummy!!!|
|Pounding breadfruit tree bark into cloth, Omoa, Fatu Hiva|
|Umuhei, or Kumuhei, aromatics blended together (sandalwood powder, pineapple, coconut oil, herbs etc) and made into a lei, or hei (necklace or hair ornament)|
|Ke'etu stone (red tuff) that is used in honor of someone special or highranking, and two stone tiki laid upon the steps of the neighboring church house, at Puamau, Hiva Oa.|
|Tranquille Hanaiapa, Hiva Oa|
|Aranui 3 and famous Hanaiapa, Hiva Oa legend stone (need to get a good story of this! I've heard two already with two different names...).|
|Anaho and Ha'atuatua, Nuku Hiva|
|Anaho Beach, Nuku Hiva|
|Anaho horse with wooden saddle, Anaho Bay, Nuku Hiva|
|My former bungalow, at the Vaianui's pension, Anaho, Nuku Hiva. Brings back great memories! Sorry and heartbreaking that Maea isn't with us any longer!!!! But I did visit with Leo!|
|Manaarii - Aranui crewmember and friend extraordinaire!|
|Stone Tiki head, at Corser Museum, Taiohae, Nuku Hiva|
|Stilts - at Corser Museum, Taiohae, Nuku Hiva|
|Pavahina (old man's gray beard) woven into a fan, at Corser Museum, Taiohae, Nuku Hiva|
|Rose Corser at her museum in Taiohae, Nuku Hiva|
|Drawing at Hakahau Canoe Club, Ua Pou|
|Fresh grilled atoll fish, picnic on the beach, Rangiroa YUMMY!!!!|
Koutau nui (mahalo nui!) for making the time to visit our little blog.
Stop back again for future adventure updates!
A hui hou!
~ Victoria ❤