There are no foreign lands.
It is the traveler only who is foreign.
Robert Louis Stevenson
|Finally a truly crystal clear aquamarine bay|
"Two teachers at such and such school are on strike today while
the 2 teachers at this other school are not…"
Only in a French country? A week later we are on a third island and the strike still continues…
|Reef breaks up waves before they reach anchored boats|
Rainbow reflects in the water
We can see why Huahine is called the garden or wild island. Each house is surrounded by very large well kept yards. Plants are the focal point of everything you see. Smells, colors, textures, all from nature – it is beautiful. Since Tahiti we have been doing a lot more biking. It’s a great way to see all the islands given that none are so large that you can cover them in less than 3-4 days. Drivers are very courteous to pedestrians and bikers – unlike home … It can be a detriment to the ones who visit outside of French Polynesia where drivers aren’t so kind. They get hurt thinking people will stop for them.
|Small boat lifting device - Easily keeps keel and motor out of water|
|Entrance to the small museum Fare Potee|
|Built over the water like their meeting houses used to be|
Huahine has many scenic bays, cliffs, beaches, motus (small
reef islands) with mostly clear aquamarine water.
|Bamboo flooring of museum|
|What is left of platform (ahu) built several centuries ago|
|Club BED (instead of Med) - - - Clever pension name|
|Bordeaux in boxes|
|One of many colorful steeples|
|Fa'una Nui Fish Traps - Using current and stone walls to capture fish|
|Different view of Fa'una Nui|
Barbadine, edible small fruits growing on vine
|Beautiful purplish-gray hibiscus - Only grows at higher altitude|
|Cat whiskers white flower|
|Unknown misty white flower|
|Ginger-like red flower (as large as human head)|
|Foreground - husks of newly opened coconuts - Background - older husks|
|Want some chocolate?|
|Bay Vaiorea, a little brown on edges due to night's rain|
|How to park a pirogue along the road|
|How to abandon an old truck along the road|
|Mosquito netting? Think again - it serves double function|
Natural roofs host small critters - Netting against their droppings!
|Comfortable overlooking our little private beach...|
|View from bungalow before arrival of sailboat|
The folks from that end of the island would like an ATM machine, a small pharmacy and one infirmary so they do not have to drive to town each time they need money, medicine, or a medical consultation. They want to stay small.
|Sunset over tiny motu|