Map of Marquesas Islands
Map of Marquesas Islands

Six inhabited islands. Ua Pou is in the northern group

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

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

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Approaching Ua Pou
Approaching Ua Pou

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

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

Lots of activity on the beach

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

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Even sandcastle design seems to reflect the pillars of the island

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

Shoehorning itself away from the quay

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Marguerite
Marguerite

At her display table of crafts int he artisan center

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Seed necklaces
Seed necklaces

For sale at the artisan market

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East coast
East coast
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East coast
East coast
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Rainbow Eucalyptus
Rainbow Eucalyptus
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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

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Tohua Mauia
Tohua Mauia
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Tohua Mauia
Tohua Mauia

Jérôme explaining the features of this major archeological site

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Hohoi Beach
Hohoi Beach
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Flower stone
Flower stone

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

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

All dressed up Marquesan style

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