Map of Marquesas Islands
Map of Marquesas Islands

Six inhabited islands. Ua Pou is in the northern group

Ua Pou Profile
Ua Pou Profile
Ua Pou Pillars
Ua Pou Pillars
Ua Pou
Ua Pou

As seen from Nuku Hiva, 25 miles away, with the Aranui cargo/cruise ship

Approaching Ua Pou
Approaching Ua Pou

The northeastern corner of the island that we rounded to get into Hakahau Bay.

Approaching Hakahau Bay
Approaching Hakahau Bay
Hakahau Bay
Hakahau Bay
Ua Pou Canoe Club
Ua Pou Canoe Club

Lots of activity on the beach

Bathing horses in the sea. The Marquesans love their horses, some of which run wild on several islands.

Even sandcastle design seems to reflect the pillars of the island

Outrigger canoe
Outrigger canoe
Pirogue with young paddlers
Pirogue with young paddlers
Picking Mangoes
Picking Mangoes
Plumeria
Plumeria
Marquesan Wedding
Marquesan Wedding
Marquesan Wedding
Marquesan Wedding
Hakahau church
Hakahau church
Wood carving in the church
Wood carving in the church
City Hall
City Hall
Tiki Doghouse
Tiki Doghouse
Aranui
Aranui
Aranui Leaving
Aranui Leaving

Shoehorning itself away from the quay

Marguerite
Marguerite

At her display table of crafts int he artisan center

Seed necklaces
Seed necklaces

For sale at the artisan market

East coast
East coast
East coast
East coast
Rainbow Eucalyptus
Rainbow Eucalyptus
Tohua Mauia
Tohua Mauia

This tohua is an ancient ceremonial space consisting of a large L-shaped open grassy area suitable for dance and cultural performances, framed by an L-shaped stone platform

Tohua Mauia
Tohua Mauia
Tohua Mauia
Tohua Mauia

Jérôme explaining the features of this major archeological site

Hohoi Beach
Hohoi Beach
Flower stone
Flower stone

Found in only two places in the world - on Ua Pou and in Brazil

Marguerite and Keith at their home
Marguerite and Keith at their home
Musicians from Hakahetau village
Musicians from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Dancer from Hakahetau village
Linda and Marguerite
Linda and Marguerite

All dressed up Marquesan style

Dancers from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau
Dancer from Hakahau
Dancer from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau
Dancers from Hakahau