Friday, April 30, 2010

South Pacific Photos

Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands - note the spires above the anchorage (volcanic plugs from the crater)

Sailing in the Marquesas Islands

Local boat inside a harbour

Another anchorage on the north coast of Nuku Hiva

Daniels Bay, Nuku Hiva - an anchorage for us and the film set for Survivor.

Tiki statue with war club

Nearly a month at sea and where did the blond go???

Left over bone from a "bone hole"

Tiki site (where the sacrifices took place)

Native drummers

The "bone hole" - where the victims were kept for the sacrifice. Afterward their bones were put inside the hole.

Sacred stone where the heads were cut off - Maria demonstrates!

Welcome ceremony in Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Pig roast - Polynesian style!

Party time with the other Rally sailors!

Nice hair that Maria wore at the party!

Captain Steve's sea berth - cozy!

Maria taking out the trash

The anchorage at Taiohoe Bay, Nuku Hiva

Our cozy anchorage at Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

The 'Gentle' Pacific Ocean!

Landfall - Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Maria after 23 days at sea

Steve, after 23 days at sea, staying up all night and hand steering without instruments until landfall

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