Arriving in busy Tahiti brought two benefits, absolutely wonderful protection from strong winds and impressively big swells, and an Apple repair centre. So I have finally got my computer fixed and retrieved my photos. Fatu Hiva, the southern most in the Marquesan chain, was a memorable stop for us so I can at last share with you the beauty of the island that we left behind in May.
The Bay of Virgins, Fatu Hiva. An impressive anchorage.
Hanavave Village street. Every garden is bursting with fruit trees including pamplemousse, bananas, mangoes and oranges.
Our goal – The crucifix at the top of the hill
Copra is still produced on the island, this drying shed has a sliding tin roof to allow the coconuts to dry in the sun
The waterfall was just a trickle
Such a beautiful bird with a beautiful name – A Fairy White Tern
Looking down at the village of Hanavave nestled in the valley
Over the hill – a view of the west coast of Fatu Hiva
Volley ball seems to be the Villagers’ game of choice
Evening sun lights up the popular Bay of Virgins
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