Taiohea, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

2018 HAL World Cruise

 

After 8 days transiting the Pacific Ocean, we anchored in Taiohea Bay on the Island of Nuku Hiva.  We had been here before, so this was an opportunity to revisit a few favorite places.

This was our view during 8 days at sea.
This was our view during 8 days at sea.
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And then we awoke to this view of LAND! We were entering the Bay of Taiohea in Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia.
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Nuku Hiva is one of the Marquesas Islands. And the Marquesas are one of many island (motu) chains in Polynesia.
Taking photos of Taiohea from the aft deck before disembarking for the day.
Taking photos of Taiohea from the aft deck before disembarking for the day.
Bay of Taiohea
Bay of Taiohea
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Outrigger canoes had fun surfing the wake of our tenders. That ship on the left is an auxiliary ship (the captain calls it a “tender ship”) for someone’s yacht–it carriies all the toys and additional supplies.
Arriving at the tender dock and the ruins of Ft. Collet above.
Arriving at the tender dock and the ruins of Ft. Collet above.
A beach near the tender dock at Nuku Hiva.
A beach near the tender dock at Nuku Hiva.
One of the outriggers that rode the wake of our tenders.
One of the outriggers that rode the wake of our tenders.
Tours are available at the dock.
Tours are available at the dock.
Shopping is available, also.
Shopping is available, also.
And, of course, food and drink are plentiful.
And, of course, food and drink are plentiful.
MS Amsterdam anchored in the Bay of Taiohea.
MS Amsterdam anchored in the Bay of Taiohea.
A military memorial.
A military memorial.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Taiohea
Notre Dame Cathedral of Taiohea
We were surprised to come across a phone booth!  Who you gonna call???....
We were surprised to come across a phone booth! Who you gonna call???….
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……Another phone booth! Next to a school where everyone was on their cell phone! Across the street from the cemetary!
De Temehea archeological site on Taiohea, Nuku Hiva.
De Temehea archeological site on Taiohea, Nuku Hiva.
Archeological site
Archeological site
Ruins of a former royal residence.
Ruins of a former royal residence.
Ancient Tikis at the Archeological site.
Ancient Tikis at the Archeological site.
The cemetary at Taiohea, Nuku Hiva.
The cemetary at Taiohea, Nuku Hiva.
The bungalows of Rose Corser's Te'e Tai Inn and Museum.
The bungalows of Rose Corser’s Te’e Tai Inn and Museum.
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Refreshment at the He’e Tai Inn and Museum on the Bay of Taiohea, Nuku Hiva. Those are beet chips in the bowl and they are very good!
The  Museum
The Museum
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Rose Corser and her docent Isabel. Rose originally came from Oklahoma City in 1979. She and her husband developed a passion for the history and culture of Polynesia. Today, she runs the inn, restaurant and museum.

 

Our next stop is Avatoru, Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Islands.

2 thoughts on “Taiohea, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia”

    1. Hi Judy,
      Those are plumeria (AKA frangipani.). In Hawaiian, they are called puamelia. A local told me these plants are often found in cemeteries because they require little care. For that reason, they are also known as “dead man’s flower.” Interestingly, plumeria are commonly used in Hawaiian leis.

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