It has been awhile so it is time to get back to some new posts on the Marquesas (especially when it has been below 0 F in Pittsburgh). I have several more I want to do on one of our favorite islands – Fatu Hiva.
So a bit of a mixture this time with lots of pictures starting with a bit of village life. This is our friend Temo, an experienced and talented wood carver (the Marquesans are known for their wood carving). He is holding a traditional Marquesan weapon – not something I would want to get hit with. Temo was also our guide for the jeep ride to Omoa – more on that to come in another post.
And his truck.
An old stone carving.
Some more scenes from around town.
Kids having fun playing soccer.
And “Miss I think this is how old I am”
And is that George Washington looking down over the bay?
It was also wonderful to explore the rugged coastline in the dink.
Over the eons, water has eroded deep chasms into the rock faces and in some, you could quite literally motor a 100 yards or more back in to the cliff face – made all the more exciting by the not insignificant surge.
And I will close with a pretty sunset over the head of the bay.