Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stone tiki, local fair and overview of Taiohae bay

 Stone Tiki Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva Marquises French Polynesia South Pacific
 Opening a drinking a freshly husked drinking coconut.  Check out those sweet tatu.
 This week there is a local 'fair' with several large tents filled with vendors.
 Plants, fruits and vegetables galore.
On the hunt for a really nice piece of Marquesan art for a special display in our main salon.  These pieces lacked intricate carving details so we're still looking.
 Fishing boats at the Taiohae bay quay.
 Beautiful lighting, but a point and shoot camera doesn't really do the moment justice.
 Spear fishermen cleaning a catch of parrot fish and trevalli.
 Kathy with a nice local piece, but we're looking for something with lots more detail.
 Amazing what can be done with a palm frond.
 Tiki at Nuku Hiva fair.
 Dave taking a break in the shade after a nice 4 mile hike followed by a trip to the market for some fresh baguette.
 Taiohae bay beach at low tide.
 Looking NNW over Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva
 Remains of a picnic shelter near the overlook.
 Rugged coastline shows how the effects of the several month drought.
Coral and pretty clear waters inside Taiohae bay.