Photo Gallery - May 2001
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version of the image.
S/V Pez Vela with Marcus and Chris aboard - our dive buddies and fishing buddies
the island of Ua Pou. The spires and other natural formations are typical of the
scenery of this magnificent island!
Baie d'Hakahetau on Ua Pou. We spent several days here scuba diving and
exploring the island.
examining the contents of bucket of fresh water shrimp caught by a pair of
local kids at Taipivai in Nuka Hiva.
of the boys holds out a shrimp for Jonah to look at.
reading a book to Jonah.
perched on a stone figure in Taipivai.
church at Taipivai village. Just completed last year.
beach at the head of Taipai bay. This very same beach was the scene of Herman
Melville's escape from the clutches of the Taipai with whom he had been a guest
for several weeks in the mid 1800s.
and his friend Victor playing with toys aboard the Queen Jane. .
shot of Jonah and Victor playing.
mom Claire from the S/V Calyptus.
dad Raoul being attacked by Jonah.
view of the shoreline of Taiohae Bay (the main port on Nuku Hiva) asseen from
the boat. The large white building is the school where Claire from Calyptus
view of Taiohae Bay from a scenic lookout on the road leading to Hatiu.
large bunch of bananas hangs from the mizzen boom of the Queen Jane.
group on a tour of the island posing for a photo. From left: William and Claire
from Attitude of London, Jordan with Jonah on top, Hannah from Attitude, Markus
and Chris from Pez Vela. Andy, our guide, squats in front.
waterfalls on Nuku Hiva as seen from the road to Hatiu.
Markus and Jonah posing at a scenic lookout on Nuku Hiva.
view of the bay and village at Hatiu from the road above the bay.
pinnacles above the village of Hatiu. On one of the pinnacles sits a white
statue of the Virgin Mary. A helicopter can be seen to the left flying over.
stone platform at the first PaePae we visited on our tour of Nuku Hiva. Jonah,
Hannah (from Attitude) and Jordan can be seen walking along the edge.
large meeting area (field) at the first PaePae we visited. This site is
reportedly maintained and is in excellent condition.
posing next to a large stone Tiki at the first PaePae. Although the date this
Tiki was created is not known to us, many of the PaePaes date to the time of the
earliest inhabitants of the Marquesas and may be as old as the 12th
is fascinated by puppies and here finds a new friend in the village of Hatiu
where we stopped for lunch during our tour of Nuku Huva.
and William (from Attitude) playing on a swing in the village of Hatiu.
biggest living tree I have ever seen! The Banyan tree was sacred to the
Marquesans and legend has it they even buried their dead (VIPs only) within the
roots of the tree! In this photo Markus can be seen "hugging" this
second PaePae we visited, right next to the village of Hatiu, contained stone
walkways and meeting huts amidst the forest.
the second PaePae (ritual meeting ground) Jonah can be seen leading the way.
Claire and Hannah from Attitude are following with Jordan bringing up the rear.
marvelous wooden tiki at the second PaePae. To the left is the roof of a meeting
house which has been maintained as it once was centuries ago.
posing with the crown he and his mom made. Hail King Jonah!
Jonah and Queen Kate sporting their new crowns.
fishing off the boat at anchor in Nuku Hiva.
shot of the little boy fishing.
of London anchored next to us at Anaho Bay on Nuku Hiva.
and William (at the helm) of their dinghy on the way over to the Queen Jane to
play with Jonah. Despite age differences that would seem daunting at home,
cruising kids of all ages manage to find common ground.
good buddy Markus from Pez Vela aboard the Queen Jane.
dive compressor - the newest piece of equipment aboard the Queen Jane!
mountain overlooking Anaho Bay on Nuku Hiva, our last stop in the Marquesas
before heading for the Tuomotu Arhipilego.
poses with a collage he made in Arts and Crafts at School (with his mom's help).
the lagoon at Makemo Atoll.The daymark shows the extent of the reef in the pass.
the anchorage at the Village of Pouheva on Makemo Atoll, our first stop on
Makemo and in the Tuomotus!
view of a palm tree studded shore near the village at Makemo.
beautiful photo of the lagoon at Makemo.
village of Pouheva on Makeo Atoll.
final shot of Makemo from our anchorage at the village.