Fatu Hiva Part 3

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.

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And his truck.

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An old stone carving.

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Some more scenes from around town.

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Kids having fun playing soccer.

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And swimming.

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And “Miss I think this is how old I am”

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The church.

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And is that George Washington looking down over the bay?

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It was also wonderful to explore the rugged coastline in the dink.

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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.

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And I will close with a pretty sunset over the head of the bay.

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2 Responses to Fatu Hiva Part 3

  1. J, Harrison says:

    Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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