|Back to Leg 16 Photos|
We stayed in Avea Bay for five days, so we had a good visit. We walked the beaches and roads, and enjoyed cocktails at the Mahana Hotel. We also pilfered showers!
Walking south from the hotel, we came across this beautiful and well-maintained coconut palm farm. We don't usually see the trees planted in lines as here.
This is Anini Marae, supposedly dedicated to chiefs, only. It's small but is finally being protected.
The beach in front of Anini is typical, with lovely sand, coral debris, and exposed basalt.
My personal connection to the people who came before is captured here. A human mind saw this gap in the huge basalt stones and repaired it. Perhaps it was coerced, and perhaps completed by a team, but there was observation and choice shown in the work.
Lovely Conni strides along the belt road around Hauhine.
Here's Wings, the photo taken on our walk and through palms.
Wings on her mooring in Avea Bay. Just look at the color of the water as it changes from sapphire to turquoise over the reef.
Perhaps this is too many Wings photos, but it's a good one.
Just a pretty photo of the Avea breach through a palm.
Someone constructed a beautiful concrete wall using local shells.
Yep, largest oyster that I ever saw. It sits atop a column for a sliding door.
This family makes paraes, the beautiful wraparound dresses. They hand paint each one.
Here's the place, if you're interested in staying. Lovely Conni looks on.
This is dock and beach for the hotel.
Lovely Conni gathers our clean laundry and other gear before descending the stairs to our dinghy.
This is where we stole showers while at the hotel. I'm sure that they know that cruisers use them, but they never say anything. There's a hot water, stand-up shower! Wow!
Here's another view of the hotel's walkways and bungalows.
Here's the dining area with the dock in the background.
As we sat for dinner, I snapped this photo of the dock and beach.
Here's my cocktail, a Piña Colada.
My meal of grilled MahiMahi with fresh chutney.
We shared a Banana Flambé.
Wings on her mooring in Haamene, taken from the village.
Please e-mail our webmaster with any site questions.
Copyright © 2008– S/V Wings